The Stamp Designers
Steve Buchanan | Lonnie Busch | Christopher Calle | Paul Calle | Ken Dallison | Phil Jordan | Ethel Kessler | Clarence Lee | Kenneth Libbrecht | Terry McCaffrey | Piotr Naszarkowski |
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| Howard Paine | Paul Salmon | Richard Sheaff
Stamp Designer Biographies
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Ethel Kessler The Worm!

Ethel Kessler designed the first United States semi-postal stamp "Breast Cancer Research" She notes with understandable pride "Over 500 million stamps have been sold, raising over $36 million for breast cancer research."

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Ethel Kessler
              Ethel Kessler at Washington 2006

Ethel Kessler is an award-winning designer and art director with more than 25 years of experience working with corporations, museums, public and
private institutions, and professional service organizations. Ms. Kessler has designed educational materials for the U.S. Postal Service and in January 1997, she was appointed design consultant to USPS for the creation of commemorative postal stamps. In 1981, Kessler established two design businesses, Ethel Kessler Design, Inc., and Kessler Design Group Ltd., for which she is creative director and designer. Clients have included the Clinton/Gore White House; the Smithsonian Institution; various art publishers; National Geographic Television; the National Park Service; and the American Institute of Architects. After earning a BFA in Visual Communications from the Maryland Institute College of Art, Kessler worked as a graphic designer for an architectural and planning firm. She then became graphic designer and exhibits project manager for the exhibits division of the United States Information Agency.

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