Justin Colt


New York, NY, USA
Designer living and working in NYC. Co-founder of The Collected Works.

Work Experience

The Collected Works


A design studio rooted in music, art and culture. Founded by the talented Jose Fresneda and myself.
May 2013 - Present New York, New York, United States

Milton Glaser Inc.


Invited by Milton Glaser to work as an intern, and later as a freelance designer, in his Manhattan-based design studio. Worked with a small and talented team to design for clients in the areas of publishing, music, theater, film and culture.
May 2012 - Present New York, New York, United States

Converse Inc.

Graphic Designer

Worked as a designer and member of the Brand Design team to bring Converse to life at events, installations and retail experiences. Traveled around the country to art direct photo shoots, launch specialty retail stores and work with various artists. Developed and designed projects from concept to completion for packaging, print and web.
May 2009 - July 2011 North Andover, Massachusetts, United States

Sommese Design


Worked under the art direction of Penn State professor and Designer Lanny Sommese on various design projects. Created posters for design competitions both regionally and internationally. Submitted work for exhibitions, publications and galleries.
September 2008 - May 2009 State College, Pennsylvania, United States



Interned for a full-service design studio deeply rooted in the Portland community. Scouted locations and worked on set for photo and video shoots. Collaborated with photographers, musicians and artists on projects both locally and nationally.
May 2008 - August 2008 Portland, Oregon, United States

The Daily Collegian

Graphic Designer

Completed graphic requests submitted by reporters with a crucially high level of accuracy. Worked under a constant deadline in a fast-paced news office. Served two years as Graphics Editor and attended board of directors meetings to discuss daily content and design.
May 2055 - May 2009 State College, Pennsylvania, United States


Penn State University

Bachelor of Design, Graphic Design

May 2005 - August 2009 State College, Pennsylvania, United States

The School Of Visual Arts

MFA Design: Designer As Author & Entrepreneur

September 2011 - Present New York, New York, United States


Print Design Magazine

20 Under 30 New Visual Artists



:output award


The Pennsylvania State University

College of Arts & Architecture Creative Achievement Award



Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, Motion Design, Typography, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, Graphic Design,