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Jesse Ragan

Freelance Typeface Designer

Brooklyn, NY, USA
Work Experience
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Feb 2005Present
Typeface Designer
Designing typefaces and lettering for a wide range of clients, working independently and in collaboration with other designers.
New York, NY, USA
Aug 2013Present
Board Member
New York, NY, USA
May 2010Present
Co-Founder & Primary Instructor
Co-founded the typeface design certificate program in Cooper Union's Continuing Education department, collaborating on the plan and structure of the program. Teaching typeface design in three ten-week classes over the course of each year.
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Aug 2006Dec 2011
Instructor
Taught undergraduate courses in Typeface Design and Typography.
New York, NY, USA
Aug 2001Feb 2005
Typeface Designer
Contributed to the design of many typefaces, including Gotham, Archer, Mercury, and Sentinel; designed print- and web-based promotional materials; managed font software sales; supplied technical support to clients and customers.
Education
Providence, RI, USA
19972001
Skills
 
typeface design, lettering, logotypes, Wordmarks, branding, teaching, Public Speaking, Lecturing
Awards
2011
Communication Design, St. Bart’s identity (with OCD)
2011
Best in Show & Judge’s Pick, St. Bart’s identity (with OCD)
2011
Permanent Collection, Gotham & Mercury (with H&FJ)
2008
Favorite Typefaces of 2008, Archer (with H&FJ)
2006
Favorite Typefaces of 2006, Omnes (with Darden Studio)
2003
AIGA/365 24, Archer (with H&FJ)