I love directing the design of reading experiences because I view reading as a catalyst for growth, and believe growth is common to everyone’s highest purpose. That belief defines my approach to leading teams, framing challenges, and shaping solutions.

I’m the art director of three imprints for Scholastic’s trade division. After hours I sit on the board of the Type Director's Club, write essays for Design Observer, teach at CUNY City Tech, and manage my own type foundry. My work has won awards from the Type Director's Club, Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, Print Magazine, and my experimental poetry is included in the permanent collection of the MoMA Library. I earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from MICA. I’m also a graduate of AIGA’s Business Perspectives for Creative Leaders program at the Yale School of Management.

I live and work in New York City and I’m always happy to talk shop. Please feel free to say hello via email or Twitter.

Sincerely,
Brian LaRossa

PRESS
Type Director's Club (Interview)

Scratching the Surface (Podcast)
Type Thursday (Interview)
Print Magazine (Review)
Bushwick Daily (Review)