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Sean King
Design & Type & Lettering

250 Cabrini Blvd. 4C New York NY 10033


Independent Designer, 2011–present
Clients include Advance Digital,, Gourmet Gaming, Hanky Panky Ltd. apparel, Landor Associates, Prophet, PVH Corp., and Sterling Brands. Design work includes editorial design, news nameplates and templates, banner ads, mobile apps, logos, infographics, presentation design, and typeface design

Adjunct Professor, 2012-2016
I teach Typography and Graphic Design courses at the undergraduate level. Schools include Parsons The New School for Design, City College of New York, Kean University, Pratt Institute, and Farmingdale State College.

Landor Associates
Design Director, Corporate Communications, 2005-2011
I designed and produced Landor’s multimedia marketing and communications material on a worldwide basis. This included promotional material, thought leadership, and live events. I managed a junior designer full time and design teams as needed.

Senior Production Manager, 2003-2005
I designed and produced corporate identity guidelines, brand books, and other client materials for many Fortune 500 brands.

Communications Plus
Art Director, 1998-2002

Quinn Fable Advertising
Art Director, 1996-1998

Draft Direct Worldwide
Production Designer, 1995-1996

Veterans Screen Printing
Graphic Artist, 1994


My skills include typography, type design, lettering, page layout, information design, web design, interactive design, vector art, photo retouching, concepting, and presentation design.

I’m an expert with Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop. Highly skilled with Glyphs, FontLab, Aseprite, Keynote, and PowerPoint. Proficient with Word, Pages, Excel, Numbers. New to Adobe Animate, Sketch, and Google Web Designer, learning fast.


Certificate in Typeface Design
Cooper Union, Summer 2011
Type@Cooper Condensed Program taught by Sumner Stone, Sarah Soskolne, Andy Clymner

Contemporary letterpress printing
The Center for Book Arts, Fall 2009
taught by Amber McMillan

Presenting Data and Information
One-day seminar, Fall 2008
taught by Edward Tufte

Digital Typedesign
Cooper Union, Summer 2006
taught by Hannes Famira

Advanced Adobe InDesign, Letterpress printing
One-day workshops at TypeCon 2007

Bachelor of Arts, Graphic Design
Rutgers College, Rutgers University, 1994


Type Directors Club
• Secretary-Treasurer July 2014-present
• Chair of TDC Communication Design 2013 competition and Typography 34 annual book
• Founded the TDC’s first student group at Pratt Institute
• Board of Directors member 2009–2013 chairing the scholarship, membership, and social media committees
• Member since 2007

Society of Typographic Aficionados
• I Spoke at TypeCon 2014, presenting a survey of Octagonal typefaces
• I spoke on the TypeCon 2010 panel “Design Q&A, Then and Now”