Don has been active in an array of visual disciplines since 1963, holding positions in graphic design, type design, and art direction. Sterrenburg has taught lettering and typography at four U.S. universities. He is the recipient of several awards for design and typographic excellence from the Printing Industries of America and the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Sterrenburg’s logo designs have been published in four editions of The Book of American Trade Marks. His work in woodcarving, with some pieces executed in typographic form, have been exhibited in the Pasadena Art Museum, California, and the Smithsonian Renwick Gallery, Washington, D.C.