Tom Suzuki, 76; Graphic Artist for Magazines, Time Life Books

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Tom Suzuki, 76, a graphic artist who designed books and magazines, died of complications of leukemia Sept. 3 at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va.

For many years, Suzuki taught design at the Stanford Professional Publishing Courses, an intensive executive education program.

After working as an art director at General Dynamics Aeronautics in San Diego, Suzuki and a partner, Doug Wright, designed the early editions of Psychology Today magazine in the late 1960s. Suzuki later went on to design books and textbooks.


He was art director for Time Life Books beginning in 1976 and in 1982 opened a graphic design studio in Fairfax, Va.

A native of Brawley, Calif., and a graduate of the Chouinard Art Institute before it merged with the California Institute of the Arts, Suzuki served in the Air Force during the Korean War.