“A while back, when I posted my profile of Dave Bamundo as part of my illustrator series, Art Talks, Edel suggested I do a series about art directors. I thought it was a great idea and would be a terrific way to learn more about the people who hire us and collaborate with us and figure so large in our world. So this is the first in my new series of art director profiles, of Steven Heller, who critiqued my portfolio back in the early ’90s and subsequently hired me for the Book Review.”