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Tom Bentkowski is the principal of Tom Bentkowski
Inc. specializing in editorial design and development.
He previously was the Special Projects Art Director of TIME Magazine, the Design Director of LIFE Magazine, and the Design Director of National Geographic Adventure. During his tenure at TIME and at LIFE, each magazine won the National Magazine Award for Design. He has taught Magazine Design and Graphic Design at Pratt Institute, the School of Visual Arts, and the Parsons School of Design. He has lectured on Design and Photography in France, Finland, Canada, Denmark, and Japan, and has served as the president of the Society of Publication Designers. He wrote a monthly column for LIFE called "Speaking of Pictures" that analyzed the emotional and cultural impact of photographs. Tom Bentkowski Inc.'s recent clients have included The Discovery Network, The National Journal Group, PBS, Readers' Digest, AARP, the Consumer's Union, Rodale Publishing, The Weider History Group,
and Abrams Artbooks.