Paul Giambarba was Polaroid Corpration's first art director, Then design consultant for Polaroid for 25 years. He designed for Tonka Toys and Tonka Corporation, the Gillette Company International; and His Highness Aga Khan. His work has appeared in Graphis and Graphis Annual (Zürich); and has been the subject of articles in Industrial Design; American Artist; Idea (Tokyo); Relax (Tokyo); Grafik (London); Brand eins (Hamburg) Blur magazine (Zagreb) and Communication Arts.
Giambarba is an illustrator as well as a designer and author. He was a regular contributor to Sports Illustrated and This Week magazine, as well as True and Spy magazines. He was a member of the San Francisco Society of Illustrators during the nine years he lived in Sonoma County, California. Articles about the books he has illustrated and published have appeared in American Artist magazine and Horn Book magazine, which reviews children’s books for librarians, parents and the book publishing trade. He is the author of more than a baker’s dozen of books, founded The Scrimshaw Press and CapeArts magazine, and was a founding partner of Arts & Flowers, publisher of botanically accurate greeting cards. He has lived and worked in Italy and Switzerland, California, and Massachusetts.
Honors and Awards:
Gold Medal, Art Directors Club of New York
Certificates of Merit, Art Directors Club of New York
Gold Medals, Art Directors Club of Boston
Certificates of Merit, Art Directors Club of Boston
Certificates of Excellence, American Institute of Graphic Arts Packaging 1972, 1974, 1976
Andy Awards, Advertising Club of New York
Hatch Awards, Advertising Club of Boston
Certificate of Excellence of Design, Industrial Design magazine Annual Design Review