Milton Glaser (b.1929) is among the most celebrated graphic designers in the United States. He has had the distinction of one-man-shows at the Museum of Modern Art and the Georges Pompidou Center. He was selected for the lifetime achievement award of the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum (2004) and the Fulbright Association (2011), and in 2009 he was the first graphic designer to receive the National Medal of the Arts award. As a Fulbright scholar, Glaser studied with the painter, Giorgio Morandi in Bologna, and is an articulate spokesman for the ethical practice of design. He opened Milton Glaser, Inc. in 1974, and continues to produce a prolific amount of work in many fields of design to this day.

Jay has been Senior Web Designer for the Forbes Favorite award-winning Multex Investor website; Designer at, where he worked on websites for major international brands such as Conde-Nast magazines; and Art Director at Sensei Health, coordinating programs for major multinational companies. Jay is the Founder and CEO of Early-Adopter, Inc., A New York City-based web design firm specializing in partnerships that create meaningful projects with focused purpose.

Rachel Shriver                             Research & Editing Assistants

Melissa Urbina

​Monica Ashar​

Shannon Thompson

Cory France​​

ABOUT. . .

Until 12 years ago, Elizabeth McClancy designed and implemented international and domestic social- and educational-change initiatives. In November of 2005, she painted her first-ever painting. Her husband, who had been at the center of the NY art world for 30 years, immediately saw that something profound was going on. "No [way]! Do it again."  By the third canvas, she knew her art work would form the centerpiece of social change initiatives. Her work has had exhibitions in Chicago and Washington, DC.  "This project is simply necessary. We need a 'time out' to think through our citizenship.  A strategic juxtaposition of compelling art and text can create that space."   Dr. McClancy is the author of An Orchestra of Voices  (Praeger Press, 2002) and Democratic Principles: Portraits & Essays (with Foreword by John F. Kerry), 2008.   

Milton Glaser                               Graphic Design Consultation
Elizabeth McClancy         USPI Founder / Visual Artist

Elizabeth McClancy                  Project Director / Artist

Meet our team.

Jay Van Buren                             Web Concept Advisor