At the Confluence of Architecture & Graphic Design
Neil Donnelly is a graphic designer and founder of Neil Donnelly Studio based in Brooklyn, NY. His lecture will examine the overlaps between architecture and media, with a focus on how architects represent their work digitally and in print for the 21st century.
Neil Donnelly Studio works in graphic design across media with clients in art, architecture, publishing, and public service. They have a particular interest in designing flexible structures and systems that grow out of conceptual thinking and encourage deep engagement with content. They aim to surprise and delight readers, users, and visitors through careful consideration of materials, typography, and interactions. Their clients include cultural and educational institutions such as the Guggenheim, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, Petzel Gallery, Columbia University, and Harvard University, publishers such as Phaidon, Verso Books, and The New York Times, and organizations including the NYC Department of Transportation and the Center for Urban Pedagogy. Their work has been included in the Brno Biennial of Graphic Design and exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Gwangju Design Biennale, the New Museum, and the Museum of Arts and Design. Neil has lectured, taught courses, and led workshops at the Yale School of Art, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Parsons, Maryland Institute College of Art, School of Visual Arts, Rutgers, the University of Illinois, and Typography Summer School. Neil holds a BS in engineering from Carnegie Mellon and an MFA in graphic design from Yale.