Based in New York, Julie Lasky contributes to Design Observer, a website about design and visual culture, and is editor of its Change Observer channel, devoted to design and social innovation. Prior to that she was editor-in-chief of the magazines I.D. (International Design) and Interiors, and managing editor of the graphic design bimonthly Print. A widely published journalist and critic, she has written for the New York Times, Metropolis, Dwell, Architecture, Slate, Surface, The National Scholar, and NPR.
Lasky is the author of two books: Borrowed Design: Use and Abuse of Historical Form (written with Steven Heller) and Some People Can't Surf: The Graphic Design of Art Chantry. She has also contributed to books published by Monacelli, Phaidon, Princeton Architectural Press, Thames & Hudson, and Yale University Press.
She has been awarded a National Arts Journalism Program Fellowship at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, and the Richard J. Margolis award for writing on the cultural life of postwar Sarajevo. She is a member of the exhibitions committee of the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, and an instructor in the MFA design criticism program at New York's School of Visual Arts.
Julie Lasky holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University, and pursued graduate studies in English and comparative literature at Columbia University.