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Graphic Artists Guild

31 West 34th Street, 8th Fl
New York, NY 10001

Tel: (212) 791-3400

Todd Machen


Todd Machen, Art Director/Owner

A veteran of the graphic wars for over 30 years, Todd Machen brings a simple decree to the crowded field of design: the customer is king (and so is the audience). I recognize that great design is only successful if implemented through an intellectually-driven, synthesized and targeted approach. Every shade of color, every rule, every photo or illustration I add to my design solutions must have a purpose, and exist within an established graphic hierarchy. Excellent design exists to solve problems, not to impress other designers.


Graphic Design,Illustration,Motion Graphics

Contact the creator before copying. The Guild Supports “Ask First.”

  • Images within Guild Member Portfolios are for Web browser viewing only.
  • Any unauthorized downloading or duplication of images is prohibited by copyright law.
  • Use of the images, including comp usage, must be negotiated with the creator of the image prior to any use.

We ask you to remember that many designers, artists and illustrators may not want to have their images used in any way, including in agency presentations. Any use, including “comping,” implies value that is worth compensation. Art or photography in portfolios submitted for a job should not be copied for any use, including client presentation or “comping,” without the creator’s permission. In case after case, the creator’s property rights have been upheld, and those caught engaging in these practices were penalized, paying large fines to the artists.