Hillman Curtis (1961 – 2012) was an American new media designer, author, and filmmaker. He was the founder and creative director of hillmancurtis, inc., a design studio with offices in San Francisco and New York City. Hillman designed many well-known sites, including Yahoo.com, Adobe.com, and FoxSearchlight.com, and led design initiatives for clients such as AOL, Rolling Stone, MTV, and Aquent. His work has been recognized worldwide and garnered the industry's top honors. His many books include Flash Web Design (New Riders), which has sold over 100,000 copies. His influential Artist Series—short documentaries on designers such as Milton Glaser, Paula Scher, and Stefan Sagmeister—is available to view at the American Institute of Graphic Arts site here. In addition, Hillman directed several short features, shown at top film festivals worldwide, as well as two successful music videos. You can watch more of his inspiring film work on vimeo.
Curtis continued to actively manage hillmancurtis until his death on April 18, 2012. lynda.com is sad to note his passing. He was a visionary artist and will be sorely missed.