Michael Osborne is President and Creative Director of the San Francisco-based graphic design firm, Michael Osborne Design, Inc. Established in 1981, the firm’s work in corporate/brand identity, package design, and print collateral has been recognized by many competitions for outstanding design, including the West Coast Show, American Institute of Graphic Arts, and the Clios. Michael’s work is on display in the permanent collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York, and the Smithsonian National Postal Museum in Washington, D.C. Michael’s work has also been featured in Graphis, Communication Arts, The Society of Typographic Arts, American Institute of Graphic Arts, How Magazine, Print, and Step Inside Design Magazine. Michael designed the 2002 and 2004 Love stamps, the 2006 Wedding stamps, and the 2006 Madonna and Child stamp, and the 2007 Patriotic Banner stamp for the USPS.
Another of Michael’s passions is the fine art of letterpress printing. As his knowledge of the craft grew, so did his respect for a skill requiring dedication and diligence to create something handmade and original. In 1991, Michael opened One Heart Press, a letterpress printing shop located in San Francisco. OHP produces fine press books, corporate business systems, broadsides, invitations, and other unique printed materials.