Other Means designs dynamic typographic identities and brand strategies that excel in digital environments. We pull from various sources—including everyday visual vernaculars, user interfaces, and pop culture—to design idiosyncratic yet instantly recognizable visual languages that comment on contemporary culture.

A sense of humor defines our practice as we play with words to shape meaning and borrow from, challenge, and mutate established traditions to create something new. Rather than timeless, neutral systems that transfer information, our projects introduce friction to catch audiences off-guard, encouraging them to take notice and increase their awareness. This ensures that the visual languages we create for our clients develop naturally over time, alongside their missions and programs, outlasting the cultural moment in which they were conceived.

As experts in the art world, we have spent the last decade launching new institutions, reintroducing legacy organizations, and working one-on-one with directors, key staff, and diverse stakeholders. This enables us to bring extensive experience to our collaborations with a range of clients across different sectors and supports our goal of using design to impact and shape culture.

Services

  • Identity
  • Strategy
  • Digital Design
  • Website Development
  • Art Direction
  • Books & Editorial
  • Signage
  • Exhibition Design

Selected Clients

  • Artnet
  • Baggu
  • Bloomberg
  • Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
  • Diller Scofidio + Renfro
  • The Drawing Center
  • Edition Patrick Frey
  • e-flux
  • Forge Project
  • Forensic Architecture
  • Greene Naftali
  • Harvard Graduate School of Design
  • Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia
  • James Fuentes
  • Japan Society
  • MoMA PS1
  • Matthew Marks Gallery
  • MIT Press
  • The New York Times
  • Pace Gallery
  • The Shed
  • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
  • Urbit
  • Verso

Selected Awards & Exhibitions

2022
2016
2014
2012
  • The Carousel Collection (Curated by Triin Tamm), Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany
  • Image of the Studio (Curated by Athletics), Cooper Union

Teaching, Workshops, & Lectures

Ong.
  • Yale School of Art, MFA Graphic Design, Faculty, 2015–ongoing
  • Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), MFA Graphic Design, Faculty, 2015–ongoing
  • Typography Summer School, Workshop & Lectures, 2013–ongoing
Upc.
  • Bern University of the Arts (HKB), Lecture & Workshop, upcoming
  • École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Lyon, Lecture & Workshop, upcoming
  • Parsons School of Design, The New School, Lecture, upcoming
2022
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, Lecture
  • Maryland Institute College of Art, Lecture
  • International Assembly Conference, Lecture
  • Parsons School of Design, The New School, Lecture
2018
  • Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe, Lecture
  • Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne ECAL, Lecture & Workshop
  • Werkplaats Typografie, Lecture
  • Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Lecture
  • Cranbrook Academy of Art, Lecture
2017
  • École cantonale d’art de Lausanne, Workshop
  • Center for Curatorial Studies (CCS Bard), Lecture
  • Pratt Institute, Faculty, 2009–17
2016
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, Lecture & Workshop
  • Parsons School of Design, Lecture
  • Center for Curatorial Studies (CCS Bard), Lecture
  • University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Lecture
2015
  • Maryland Institute College of Art, Lecture & Workshop
  • Yale School of Art, Lecture
  • Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Lecture
2014
  • Swiss Institute, Panel Discussion
  • Easy Lessoning, Lecture