For forty-five years, Malcolm Grear has played a vital role in the field of visual communication design as both designer and educator. He taught in the Rhode Island School of Design’s Graphic Design Department for 28 years and received numerous teaching and professional achievement awards, including the prestigious John R. Frazier Award for Excellence in Teaching. For his work in graphic design, Mr. Grear has received numerous awards from national and international organizations, including the American Institute of Graphic Arts, the International Center of Typographic Arts, and the Art Society of North America. In 1960, Grear established the highly respected design firm, Malcolm Grear Designers (MGD), known for its clean lines and clarity of vision. MGD has done memorable identity and print design work for a wide-range of clients, from the Metropolitan Opera to US Department of Health & Human Services to Scientific American and Hallmark Cards. Most notably, MGD was selected from 500 firms to design the "Look of the Games" for the 1996 Centennial Olympics in Atlanta, GA.