Photo: Rico Schwartzberg

Photo: Rico Schwartzberg

About Blink

Established in 1992 by Scott Idleman, Blink is a San Francisco-based design studio specializing in award-winning print media for the publishing, fashion, music and wine industries. 

After graduation from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1986, Idleman relocated to New York where he was a designer/art director for Egg Magazine, Doublespace, Prescriptives, PolyGram Records, and Arnell Associates. After relocating to San Francisco in 1991, he became a consulting art director for Levi Strauss & Co. and formed Blink a year later. In addition to ongoing work for Levi's, he expanded his clientele to include book publishers, design for music posters, advertising, hi-tech, and winery branding.   

In more recent years, Idleman has revisited his fine arts roots with works on canvas and paper. To see his online gallery, please visit

Blink’s clients have included:

Bill Graham Presents
Cleis Press
Elektra Entertainment
Foote Cone & Belding
Grand Central Publishing
Harcourt School Publishing
HarperCollins San Francisco
Henry Holt & Company
Houghton Mifflin
Landor Associates
Levi Strauss & Co.
Manic D Press
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
O'Reilly Media
Penguin Group USA
Random House Publishing
Silicon Graphics
Simon & Schuster Inc.
Sony Music Entertainment 
Stewart, Tabori & Chang 
Ten Speed Press

Viva Editions
Warner Bros. Records
W.W. Norton & Company
Young & Rubicam

Honors and Publication:

PRINT's Regional Design Annual 2002
PRINT's Regional Design Annual 2001
PRINT's Regional Design Annual 1998
AIGA's 50 Books / 50 Covers of 1997
PRINT's Digital Art & Design Annual 6
HOW Magazine's 1995 Self-Promotion Competition
The Pantone Guide to Communicating with Color
Creative Edge: Letterhead and Business Card Design
Bookbuilders West 1993 Competition
Computer Graphics III [Rockport Publishers]
The Best of Business Card Design 2 [Rockport Publishers]
Best Small Budget Self-Promotions [North Light Books]