Julian Bittiner, Senior Critic; Assistant Director in Graphic Design
Julian Bittiner is an independent designer based in New York, originally from Geneva, Switzerland. His typographically-inflected studio practice centers around an interest in formal contrasts and contradictions, between typologies and the ‘singularity of things,’ professionalism and amateurism, systems and the ad hoc. He received a BFA in fine art from Art Center College of Design and an MFA in graphic design from Yale School of Art.
Working predominantly in the art and design sectors, he works closely with artists, curators, galleries, and institutions on a variety of projects across media. Commissions have come from Jonathan Berger, Sam Contis, Anoka Faruqee, Logan Grider, Mary Reid Kelley, Michael Stipe, Adams and Ollman gallery, Art Papers, the Center for Comparative Media at Columbia University, New York University’s 80wse gallery, and the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts. He has lectured in Europe and the US and his work or writing have appeared in numerous periodicals and publications, and has been exhibited internationally.
He was a visiting tutor at the Typography Summer School in New York from 2013–17, and since 2008 has served as a faculty member at the Yale School of Art, currently Senior Critic and Assistant Director of Graphic Design studies.
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