Ryan Rowlett is a multidisciplinary graphic artist and interactive designer in New York City.

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Spreads for Royal Shakespeare Company's 2016 performance series.

Client Brooklyn Academy of Music
Work Print Design, Art Direction


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Hand-painted branding element for 2013 Crossing Brooklyn Ferry music festival. Original 20"X30". Tempera on transparency.

Client Brooklyn Academy of Music
Work Illustration


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Website for Crossing Brooklyn Ferry music festival. Read an interview on the site's design here.

Client Brooklyn Academy of Music
Work Web Design, Systems Design


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Subway Poster for 2013 Crossing Brooklyn Ferry music festival.

Client Brooklyn Academy of Music
Work Graphic Design, Art Direction, System Design


Ryan Rowlett Design

Subway Poster for 2013 Crossing Brooklyn Ferry music festival.

Client Brooklyn Academy of Music
Work Graphic Design, Art Direction, System Design


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2015 Next Wave Festival branding proposal.

Client Brooklyn Academy of Music
Work 3D Rendering


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2014 Next Wave Festival branding on silkscreened t-shirt.

Client Brooklyn Academy of Music
Work Graphic Design, Systems Design


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Animated bumper for BAM's Next Wave Festival.

Client Brooklyn Academy of Music
Work Motion Graphics


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2014 Next Wave Festival branding on BAM.org homepage.

Client Brooklyn Academy of Music
Work Digital Design, System Design


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Collaborative website proposal with Ben Jones.

Client Li,Inc./Deitch Projects
Work Web Design


My personal design aesthetic is motivated by creating an offset dialogue among elements; visual, tactile, historical, geographical, informational. This plays out in various ways depending on the project and medium.

Within the more open idiom of print and branding, combining historical models and production techniques to create objects and experiences that are at once unique and familiar. Mobilizing sophisticated and utilitarian/ rigid and fluid/ whimsical and rational tenants, materials and strategies in order to surprise and inspire rather than simply satisfy.

In digital, allowing the constraints of the medium (usability, accessibility, scale, load time etc.) to contrast with the beauty and sophistication of the content within a well-considered interface/ interaction set.

I like things that play high-low well.

Much of what I do these days is centered around web usability and user experience. Email me at ryanrowlett@gmail.com.

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Portrait of the artist as a young man.


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Click here for a copy of my resume in Portable Document Format.



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Website design for international art fair.

Client Creative Time/ Art Basel
Work Web Design, Web Development


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Website architecture, navigational scheme, and visual design for investment bank.

Client Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
Work Web Design, Web Development


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Oversaw architecture and design for mobile visit tool for performing arts organization.

Client Brooklyn Academy of Music
Work Design Management and Facilitation, Creative Direction, Web Architecture


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Collaborative radio station website/ party project. Listen/ watch at variousartists.club

Client Lost Soul Ent.
Work Web Design




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Interactive web app used as platform for the group painting project Flew the Coop, 2008. Read an interview about the project. Or watch 'em go!

Work Web Design, Motion Graphics, Interaction Design, Collaborative Artwork


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Documentary photo from Flew the Coop, 2008. Watch a video of the project on YouTube.

Work Web Design, Motion Graphics, Interaction Design, Collaborative Artwork


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Dimensional graph paper notebook for NYC based, fashion show producer.

Client Bureau Betak/ Li, Inc.
Work Print Design


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Circular designs for Target Canada, c. 2012.

Client Target
Work Print Design


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Invitation/poster for the 10th Annual BAM Art Auction. Image credit: When and Where I Enter Rome by Carrie Mae Weems.

Client Brooklyn Academy of Music
Work Graphic Design


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Signage for the 10th Annual BAM Art Auction.

Client Brooklyn Academy of Music
Work Signage


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LP cover proposal for San Francisco-based singer/songwriter Pony Hunt.

Work Illustration


Ryan Rowlett Design

LP cover proposal for San Francisco-based singer/songwriter Pony Hunt.

Work Photo retouching/ rendering


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Logo design for Charlotte Ronson.

Client Charlotte Ronson/ Li, Inc.
Work Logo Design


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Logo design for Charlotte Ronson seen here in situation.

Client Charlotte Ronson/ Li, Inc.
Work Logo Design


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Logo design for Charlotte Ronson on signage at Soho store.

Client Charlotte Ronson/ Li, Inc.
Work Signage, Logo Design


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Illustrated proposal for Sophia Kokosalaki shoebox tissue.

Client Sophia Kokosalaki/ Li, Inc.
Work Graphic Design


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Logo design for photo festival.

Client Tokyo International Photo Festival
Work Logotype


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Logo design for Brooklyn-based recording label.

Client Temple South Recordings
Work Logotype


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Two ads designed for Deitch Projects

Client Li, Inc./Deitch Projects.
Work Graphic Design


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Logo proposal for Creative Time's Global initiatives.

Client Creative Time
Work Logotype


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Logo for my own completely fictional institution, The Center for Typographic Inquiry.

Client The Center for Typographic Inquiry
Work Logotype


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Photo direction, curation and layout for Brooklyn Literary Mashup featuring Nelson George and Danny Simmons.

Client Brooklyn Academy of Music
Work Photo Direction, Digital Design


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Logo design proposal for Austin-based jewelry maker.

Client Axe and Apple
Work Logotype


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Poster for BAM Cinematek's Stephen Chow series.

Client Brooklyn Academy of Music
Work Print Design


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Digital ad for BAM Cinematek's Buñuel series.

Client Brooklyn Academy of Music
Work Digital Design


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Project identity for NYC public arts presenter.

Client Creative Time
Work Logotype


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Logo design for Japanese photo contest.

Client Tokyo International Photo Contest
Work Logotype


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Bookmark design, c. 2011.

Client Cooper Hewitt/ Li,Inc.
Work Print Design


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Cover proposals for corporate investment banks education periodical

Client RR Donnelly/ Morgan Stanley
Work Print Design



Motion Graphics for Stephen Chow retrospective at BAM.

Client Brooklyn Academy of Music
Work Motion Graphics



Motion Graphics system for BAM's Winter Spring 2015 Season.

Client Brooklyn Academy of Music
Work Motion Graphics



Motion Graphics system for BAM's Winter Spring 2015 Season.

Client Brooklyn Academy of Music
Work Motion Graphics



Motion Graphics for BAM's collaboration portfolio with Nada.

Client BAM/Nada
Work Motion Graphics, Art Direction, Sound Design


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Illustration and poster design for band Bright Black Morning Light show at Odessa, Memphis c. 2010.

Work Illustration, Print Design


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Logo design proposal for NPR's Radio Love Fest.

Client National Public Radio/ Brooklyn Academy of Music
Work Logotype



Illustration and Motion Graphics for BAM's Free Wifi Program.

Client Brooklyn Academy of Music
Work Motion Graphics, Illustration



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Ad design for On Truth and Lies with Simon Critchley printed in the New Yorker, c. 2013.

Client Brooklyn Academy of Music
Work Print Design


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Envelope design for public arts org for the occasion of removing recipients from their mailing list. Whimsical hotdog font and printing to ease the blow.

Client Creative Time
Work Print Design


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Silkscreened party invitation on pocket square for arts org's Gala.

Client Creative Time
Work Print Design


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Kiosk design and on-site signage for Paul Ramirez Jonas' Key to the City project in Times Square.

Client Creative Time
Work Architectural Design, Signage


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Passport, key, and kiosk designs for Paul Ramirez Jonas' Key to the City project in Times Square.

Client Creative Time
Work Print Design, Misc