About Bob Boyajian

Robert Boyajian, 1928–2019, graphic designer, calligrapher, art director.

Rhode Island born Bob Boyajian entered the Navy upon his graduation from High School. After his discharge, he studied at the School of Practical Art (later the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University), one of the first private studio schools in the country. Graduating with honors, he spent 40 years as a commercial artist in New York, beginning as a lettering artist for the Norcross Greeting Card Company and moving to J. Walter Thompson, where he eventually became an art director. He freelanced for many years for clients such as Cartier, Macy’s, Tiffany and the New York Public Library. He conducted many workshops in calligraphy. Left-handed himself, he was especially helpful guiding other left-handers. In 1996, he retired to Rhode Island, where he stayed creatively active.

Greeting card from Robert Boyajian
Greeting card from Robert Boyajian.
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