Roger Black is known for staying slightly ahead of societal and technological changes. A publication designer at Rolling Stone in the 70s and The New York Times in the 80s, he was an early adapter of »desktop publishing«, with Smart.
In the mid-90s, he lead the design of innovative content-rich web sites such as MSNBC.com and @Home. Some of his early thinking about the Internet was reflected in a book, »Web Sites that Work« (Macmillan. 1996).
More recently he directed the redesigns for chron.com (the Houston Chronicle’s site) and Bloomberg.com. Black keeps a hand in the »old« media, currently helping with a redesign of the Washington Post newspaper — as well as its web site.
Continuing as a partner in the Font Bureau and Danilo Black (both celebrating their 20th anniversaries this year), he works from a small studio in New York.