I love directing the design of learning-focused products and services because I believe growth is common to everyone’s highest purpose. That belief is the core of my approach to leading teams, framing problems, and shaping solutions.

I’m the design director of three imprints for Scholastic’s education division. After hours I write essays for Design Observer, teach at CUNY City Tech, sit on Adobe's Type Advisory Council, 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.

Brian LaRossa

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