I love designing books because I view both reading and designing as paths to personal growth, and believe growth is common to everyone’s highest purpose. Reading can make you a better designer. Designing can make you a better person. These beliefs guide my approach to leading teams, teaching students, and building solutions.
I’m an art director in the hardcover picture book group of Scholastic’s trade division. After hours I sit on the board of the Type Director’s Club, and serve as the (incoming) editor-in-chief of Typegeist, the TDC’s critical journal about the intersection of type and culture. I also teach critical issues for City College’s Electronic Design and Multimedia department, and regularly adjunct for serveral other universities. Additionally, I write essays for Design Observer, participate in Adobe’s Type Advisory Council, and manage my own display 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’ve also completed AIGA’s Business Perspectives for Creative Leaders program at the Yale School of Management.