I love designing books because I view reading as a means of self-actualization and believe growth is common to everyone’s highest purpose. That belief guides my approach to leading teams and shaping solutions.

I’m an art director for Scholastic’s trade division. After hours I sit on the board of the Type Director's Club, participate in Adobe's Type Advisory Council, write essays for Design Observer, teach at CUNY City College and 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’ve also completed AIGA’s Business Perspectives for Creative Leaders program at the Yale School of Management.

I live and work in New York City. Please feel free to say hello via email or Twitter.

Brian LaRossa

Scratching the Surface, podcast
Hi-Res, podcast
Type Director's Club, interview

Type Thursday, interview
Print Magazine, review
Bushwick Daily, review