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Jesse Ragan

Freelance Typeface Designer

Brooklyn, NY, USA

Work Experience

Freelance

Typeface Designer

Designing typefaces and lettering for a wide range of clients, working independently and in collaboration with other designers.
February 2005 - Present Brooklyn, New York, United States

AIGA/NY

Board Member

August 2013 - Present New York, New York, United States

Type@Cooper Extended Program

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. Annually taught a year-long course in typeface design.
May 2010 - August 2014 New York, New York, United States

Pratt Institute

Instructor

Taught undergraduate courses in Typeface Design and Typography.
August 2006 - December 2011 Brooklyn, New York, United States

Hoefler & Frere-Jones

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.
August 2001 - February 2005 New York, New York, United States

Education

Rhode Island School Of Design (RISD)

BFA, Graphic Design

1997 - 2001 Providence, Rhode Island, United States

Awards

Type Directors Club

Communication Design, St. Bart’s identity (with OCD)

2011

Brand New Awards

Best in Show & Judge’s Pick, St. Bart’s identity (with OCD)

2011

Museum Of Modern Art

Permanent Collection, Gotham & Mercury (with H&FJ)

2011

Typographica

Favorite Typefaces of 2008, Archer (with H&FJ)

2008

Typographica

Favorite Typefaces of 2006, Omnes (with Darden Studio)

2006

AIGA - The Professional Association For Design

AIGA/365 24, Archer (with H&FJ)

2003

Skills

Branding, Logotypes, Teaching, Lecturing, Lettering, Public Speaking, Typeface Design, Wordmarks,