Jerry Alten was credited with the development of the television guide in which a person can scroll through and find a specific station on the television.
NEW YORK, NY, March 24, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Jerry Alten with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. Alten celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Aligned with TV Guide magazine for 30 years, Mr. Alten was recruited in 1967 as an art director in both New York City and Pennsylvania, and stayed on with the magazine after Rupert Murdoch purchased it in 1989. He previously worked with the Container Corporation of America in Oaks, Pennsylvania, where he served as a senior designer, and Elkman Advertising in Philadelphia as an art director. Additionally, he managed his own business, Shirt Sleeve Studio, from 1960 to 1963. Outside of his full-time commitments, he provided his expertise as a lecturer at various colleges, including Syracuse University and the Royal College of Art in London and Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). Additionally, Mr. Alten was aligned with Antonelli College of Design and Photography.
Playing an instrumental role in the development of the TV Guide magazine during his three-decade career, Mr. Alten was partly responsible for increasing sales from five to 20 million weekly circulation during the late 1980s. What's more, he helped to support the careers of many of the magazine's illustrators that were hired, including such famed artists as Norman Rockwell, Andy Worhol and Edward Gorey. Prior to Mr. Alten joining TV Guide, the magazine used photography almost exclusively on the covers and for articles.
During his career, Mr. Alten was credited with the development of the television guide in which a person can scroll through and find a specific station on the television. He also published two volumes of the book "The Art of TV Guide." This book covers the use of the greatest artists and photographers between 1968 and 1997. It also includes 50 artists, such as Salvador Dali, Norman Rockwell, Ronald Searle, Bernard Fuchs and Andy Warhol, and his dealings with the artists and television celebrities of those years.
Mr. Alten became a founding angel investor in The American Benefactor Magazine in addition to being the creative director for its prototype, which was later purchased by Worth Magazine and Fidelity Investments Venture Partners. Additionally, and in the same field of media for 'philanthropists' as the "Benefactor", Mr. Alten developed multiple iterations of Giving Magazine, GivingMagazine.com and a digital, global site entitled The Giving Collective that is presently in development.
Mr. Alten attended the University of the Arts in Philadelphia where he acquired a Bachelor of Arts in 1960. He also studied at Temple University in Philadelphia. To remain aware of developments in his field, he is a member of the Art Director's Club of New York and Philadelphia, the Society of Publication Designers and the Society of Illustrators. He is a fellow of the Art Alliance of Philadelphia. A celebrated Marquis listee, Mr. Alten has been included in several editions of Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Entertainment, Who's Who in the East and Who's Who in the World.
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