Luke Hayman was born in Hertfordshire, England and studied graphic design at Central St. Martin’s School of Art, London, graduating with honors in 1988. He has lived and worked in New York City since 1992. He joined Pentagram as a partner in December 2006. Hayman’s wide-ranging expertise encompasses the design of magazines, books, identities and exhibitions. He has served as the design director of I.D. magazine; senior partner and associate creative director in the Brand Integration Group (BIG) at Ogilvy & Mather, New York; creative director for Media Central and Brill’s Content magazine; and creative director of Travel + Leisure magazine. In 2004 Luke joined New York magazine as design director. Working alongside editor-in-chief Adam Moss, he was instrumental in restoring the title to prominence. Since joining Pentagram, Hayman has redesigned numerous publications including TIME, Consumer Reports, Communications of the ACM, The Atlantic and the Khaleej Times, a broadsheet newspaper in Dubai.
He has designed identities for Kagan, the New York Photo Festival, the World Science Festival, The White House Historical Association, the Outward Bound Center for Peacebuilding and the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art. Hayman’s work has been consistently recognized by the American Society of Magazine Editors, the Society for Publication Designers, the American Institute of Graphic Arts, Folio magazine and the Art Directors Club. His tenure at New York culminated in 2006 with a prestigious National Magazine Award for excellence in magazine design from the American Society of Magazine Editors. New York was also twice named Magazine of the Year by the Society for Publication Designers and received a silver award from British Design and Art Direction (D&AD). Hayman has served as the vice president of the Society of Publication Designers and on the board of the New York chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts. He has lectured at design conferences all over the world and in 2008 he presented the Delacourt Lecture at the Columbia School of Journalism. He teaches at the School of Visual Arts.