Doyald Young specializes in the design of logotypes, corporate alphabets, and typefaces.
Commissions for logotypes and trademarks include the industrial design firm of Henry Dreyfuss Associates, California Institute of Technology, University of California at Los Angeles, exhibition catalogs for UCLA’s Clark Memorial Library,The Music Center of Los Angeles County, Mattel Toys, Max Factor, Vidal Sassoon and Prudential Insurance. With Don Bartels, designed the font for General Electric Company’s corporate identity program.
His entertainment credits include: Liza Minnelli and Frank Sinatra specials, Disney’s 30th Anniversary Celebration, Harry Connick Jr., k.d. lang, Bette Midler, Prince, The Grand Reopening of Carnegie Hall, The Grammy Awards, The Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, The Golden Globe Awards, and The Tony Awards,and most recently, the Art Directors Guild logo. He is a member of AIGA, and currently teaches lettering and logo design at Art Center College of Design, where he taught lettering, logo design, and typographic basics from 1955 to 1978, then again from 1998. In 2001 Art Center College of Design named him Inaugural Master of the School for teaching and his contribution to the field of art and design. In 2009 AIGA awarded him the prestigious AIGA Medal for his contributions to the field of graphic design.
His book Fonts and Logos was awarded a Silver Medal by the Western Art Directors Club, November 2000.
The typefaces designed by Doyald Young include Young Baroque, ITC Éclat and Home Run.