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About
Jesse Ragan is an independent typeface designer in Brooklyn. Over the past decade, he has created custom types and lettering for brands, publications, and cultural institutions. He currently serves on the board of directors for AIGA/NY. A co-founder and former primary instructor of the Type@Cooper certificate prog… Read More
Jesse Ragan is an independent typeface designer in Brooklyn. Over the past decade, he has created custom types and lettering for brands, publications, and cultural institutions. He currently serves on the board of directors for AIGA/NY. A co-founder and former primary instructor of the Type@Cooper certificate program at Cooper Union, he has also taught at Pratt Institute.

Jesse started his career as a staff designer at Hoefler & Frere-Jones. He has collaborated on many retail typefaces, notably Gotham, Archer, Chronicle, and Omnes. Freelance clients include Pentagram, Landor, Reebok, The New York Times, Font Bureau, and House Industries. His work has been recognized by AIGA, Type Directors Club, Brand New Awards, and the Museum of Modern Art. He holds a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design. Read Less
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Let’s collaborate to enrich your project’s typographic palette. I can create a custom-tailored solution within your budget and time constraints, whether it’s designing a big typeface family for branding, a little custom lettering for a logotype, or a quick consultation on choosing fonts.
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Work Experience
  • Typeface Designer
    Freelance // Brooklyn, NY, USA
  • Board Member
    AIGA/NY // New York, NY, USA
  • Co-Founder & Primary Instructor
    Type@Cooper Extended Program // New York, NY, USA
  • Instructor
    Pratt Institute // Brooklyn, NY, USA
  • Typeface Designer
    Hoefler & Frere-Jones // New York, NY, USA
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