Though she is now officially breaking up with print, for the last 25 years Barbara deWilde has worked as a graphic designer in the publishing industry. Her book jacket designs for the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group and others are frequently distinguished for merit by numerous design organizations including the American Institute of Graphic Arts 50/50 Show, the Art Directors’ Club, and the Type Directors Club. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Cooper- Hewitt/National Design Museum and in numerous books on design. Her clients have included Nobel prize-winning writer Toni Morrison, composers Randy Newman and Steve Reich, and an entire library of writers from Austen to Nabokov and from Achebe to Updike.
In 2000, deWilde became the design director of Martha Stewart Living magazine. The redesign of the magazine, launched in the fall of 2002, has been included in Graphic Design Referenced, a guide to landmark projects in the field of graphic design.
deWilde is a past board member of the New York Chapter of the AIGA and a member of the National Arts Club. She has taught graphic design at the School of Visual Arts and Cooper Union and is a frequent guest lecturer at SVA and Parsons School of Design.