Nicholas Blechman is a New York-based art director, illustrator, and designer. Formerly the Art Director of The New York Times Book Review and The Times op-ed page, he is currently the Creative Director of The New Yorker. Since 1990 he has also published, edited, and designed the political underground magazine NOZONE, featured in the Smithsonian Institution’s Design Triennial. His illustrations have appeared in GQ, Travel + Leisure, Wired, and The New York Times. In 2012, Blechman won the Rome Prize in Design at The American Academy In Rome, where he created a Food Chains, an illustrated blog for The New York Times. He co-authors “One Hundred Percent,” a series of limited-edition illustrated books, with Christoph Niemann. The latest in this series, "Conversations", will be published in 2017.