I enjoy designing digital and physical user experiences that are meaningful and delightful, and that help people achieve what they need. I teach Editorial Design for Screen at The Rhode Island School of Design and Design for Journalists at The New School. In the past, I was head of design at Atavist, a product designer at Etsy, a graphic designer at Local Projects, and a book designer at St. Martin’s Press, and I taught Typography at The School of Visual Arts. I received an mfa in graphic design at risd, and a ba in English and Government at Cornell. I have given talks at aiga/ny, The Newco Festival, Etsy’s guest designer series, Parsons, risd, UPenn, and Kutztown University. My independent projects orbit around: reading, publishing, storytelling, memory, and what I like to call “random acts of designness.” You can keep up with my pie-making adventures on Instagram at #dylanmakespie, and my coffee-inspired Etsy shop at SmallBlack. I grew up in Dobbs Ferry, ny, in the Hudson Valley.
I like talking to people and drinking coffee. If you’d like to join me some time, reach out at dylan[at]dylangreif.com. I live in Brooklyn.