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Background

Marc Blaustein is a creative director and graphic designer based in New York. Through strategic problem solving and close collaborations with clients, Marc develops smart, people-focused design and branding solutions.

Concentrating on digital, environmental, and print media, projects range from exhibition graphic design to corporate identity; multimedia installations to annual reports; limited edition books to the Web.

For three decades Marc and his team have worked on independent projects for a diverse clientele including the AIGA, the professional association for design; BMW; McKinsey & Company; The Frick Collection; Columbia University; The New York Botanical Garden; and an array of other cultural and commercial clients. Marc designed for The New York Public Library for 16 years; as Design Director of its 92-branch system he shaped the graphic identity of one of New York’s great institutions.

Marc’s work has been represented in exhibitions at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and the Walker Arts Center, among others. His award-winning projects have been featured in design books and publications including Print, Communication Arts, HOW, The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Brand New design website.

Marc served on the Board of the Type Directors Club and has juried design competitions including AIGA’s 50 Books/50 Covers. He has taught at Parsons School of Design and has guest lectured at the School of Visual Arts in NYC and for MaxSine Schools in China. Marc was interviewed for STEP magazine and has been among Graphic Design USA’s “People To Watch.” He is a graduate of the Cooper Union School of Art, New York, and Middlesex University, London.

What we do

With three decades of experience in a wide array of disciplines, we have the expertise to solve virtually any communication challenge. Our capabilities include:

Logo/wordmark design
Brand strategy
Visual identity systems
Color systems
Font systems
Style guide development

Website design
Website development
Print to digital evolution
CMS customization
E-communications tools
Animation

Creative direction
Book and publication design
Exhibition graphic design
Event graphic design
Signage systems/wayfinding
Product design
Typography
Custom font design
Illustration
Photography
Advertising

Clients

Ginger and Fred. Stars and Stripes. Socks and shoes. Great partnerships allow for remarkable results. Here is a selection of clients we’ve teamed up with over the years:

Allied Partners, Inc. / Studio 54
AIGA, the professional association for design
American Philosophical Society Museum
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Columbia Global Center, Paris
Columbia University Maison Française
The Frick Collection
KKLD agency / BMW
The Morgan Library & Museum
McKinsey and Company
New York Botanical Garden
New York Institute of Technology
New York University
Pratt Institute
Silver Hill Hospital
Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University
The Weather Company / Cadillac
The Village Voice

Team

Sometimes one person is all that is required to solve a problem. Sometimes you need an army.

We’ll build a team to fit your project, drawn from our network of hundreds of professionals here and abroad. Our creative partners include:

Graphic designers
Web developers
Exhibition designers

UX specialists
App developers
Programmers

Writers
Editors
Researchers

Illustrators
Type designers
Photographers
Videographers

Printers
Fabricators
Specialty finishers
Installers
Production artists

Philosophers
Activists
Punsters

Contact

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We are located in the heart of Manhattan in Chelsea’s glamorous garment district. Send us a postcard or swing by to say hi.

208 West 29th Street
Suite 601
New York NY 10001

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+1 646 522 6039

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