erwan fortin invitation – invite stacks designed in collaboration with lisa naftolin and default photograph courtesy of art + commerce

graphic designer alex lin recently opened his own studio after working with the design firm 2×4 and as a partner at default. lin has experience working with number of high profile design clients including OMA, artecnica, stephen burks, studio gang architects and SANAA as well as institutions such as the guggenheim museum and the queens museum of art. lin’s work is also part of the MoMA’s permanent collection. lin’s work spans traditional print design as well as digital and web. lin recently completed a new website for the design company artecnica (shown below). the new site features an ever-changing home page that displays recent projects, featured designers, events and media.

http://studiolin.org

alex linerwan fortin invitation – invite stack designed in collaboration with lisa naftolin and default photograph courtesy of art + commerce

designboom talked to lin about his unique collaborations with many of the top names in contemporary design.

how does working with designers differ from working with regular clients?designers are more confident with their own aesthetic tastes and visions, so naturally, they become an integral part of the design process. the outcome becomes more of a dialogue if the client is a designer, and may I add, all the more interesting. what has been the hardest part of opening your own studio?the hardest part is not knowing how I’ll ever go on vacation again…alex lin new artecnica website

where do you think the future of graphic design is headed?as digital content continues to grow, we need more thoughtful and innovative ways to present and give shape to it. design will be more about creating systems in which content can play itself out in. systems that offer flexibility, expandability and variety within a set of controlled parameters.

what projects do you have in the pipeline?the studio is currently working on a comprehensive signage and identity design for the queens museum of art with grimshaw partners and map.

alex lin new artecnica website

alex lin new artecnica website

alex lin50,000 beds – exhibition catalog designed with default

alex lin50,000 beds – print materialsdesigned with default

alex linnew readymade projects – portfolio designed in collaboration with stephen burks and default

alex linnew readymade projects – website designed in collaboration with stephen burks and default

alex lincraft cafe – poster designed in collaboration with stephen burks and default

alex lincraft cafe – boxes designed in collaboration with stephen burks and default