Working at the intersection of editorial design, motion graphics, image-making, and illustration, I operate collaboratively and independently to make things in the fields of entertainment, news, technology, pop culture, and media at large. As part of my practice I teach time-based design courses at Parsons School of Design, where I've been a faculty member since 2015, and at Yale University, from where I received an MFA in Graphic Design. I live and work in New York City.

Photo by Omri Livne

︎︎︎ Selected Collaborators and Clients

  • 186K Films
  • A24 Films
  • Airbnb
  • American Institute of Graphic Arts

  • The Atlantic
  • The Baffler
  • Billboard Magazine
  • Bloomberg Businessweek
  • Brooklyn Academy of Music
  • Business Insider
  • The Brooklyn Rail
  • Buzzbeed
  • Cash App
  • Columbia GSAPP
  • Columbia Journalism Review
  • Different Leaf Magazine
  • The Economist
  • Fast Company
  • The Hollywoord Reporter
  • IEEE Spectrum
  • IFC Films
  • Jacobin
  • The Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Los Angeles Times
  • Little Cinema
  • Medium
  • MIT Technology Review
  • Mother Jones
  • MTV Entertainment Group
  • Nature Journal
  • NBC News
  • Netflix
  • The New Museum
  • The New Yorker
  • New York Magazine
  • The New York Times
  • Nike, Inc.
  • Pentagram Design (teams Emily Oberman and Matt Willey)
  • Politico
  • Poste San Marino
  • Quartz
  • Refinery29
  • Reasons to be Cheerful
  • Red Bull Arts
  • Rolling Stone Films
  • The Shed
  • Squarespace
  • Summer Game Fest
  • The Verge
  • Vice Media
  • Vinepair
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • The Washington Post
  • Yahoo News
  • Yale University

︎︎︎ Selected Publications and Press
  • (Forthcoming) Graphic Classics: The Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design, 500 of History’s Greatest Graphic Design Works, Phaidon Press (link). 

  • Extra Bold: A Feminist, Inclusive, Anti-racist, Nonbinary Field Guide for Graphic Designers, by Ellen Lupton and Jennifer Tobias, Princeton Architectural Press (link).

  • Separated: This catalog captures a series of personal and staggeringly honest visual responses to the Family Separation situation at the border, Communication Arts (link).
  • Separated-Separados is an emotive catalogue of visual responses to the ongoing separation of migrant children in the US, by Jyni Ong, It’s Nice That (link).

  • The World’s Best Typography: The 44th Annual of the Type Directors Club 2023, Editor’s Pick, by Jaimey Shapey (link).

  • Eye on Design #2: The first print edition of Eye on Design made a significant splash with its monochrome design and staring eye logo. The brand new second issue is even more compelling, by Jeremy Leslie, magCulture (link).
  • (Writing) Homa Delvaray Gives Poster Design a New Dimension: Shira Inbar talks to the Iranian designer about her trippy take on time, place, and tradition, AIGA Eye on Design (link).

  • Why This Brilliant Graphic Designer is “Both the Map-maker and the Guide, by Madeleine Morley, AIGA Eye on Design (link).  

  • Shira Inbar on the Power of Motion in Graphic Design, by Liz Stinson, AIGA Eye on Design (link).

︎︎︎ Selected Recognitions
  • Society of Illustrators 66 (2024)
  • American Illustration 43 (2024) 
  • Society of Publication Designers, 2 x Medal Finalist (2024)
  • The Webby Awards, Finalist: Websites and Mobile Sites, Best Mobile Visual Design Aesthetic. Finalist: Websites and Mobile Sites, School/University. (2023)
  • TDC Awards, Typography, Editor’s Pick (2023)
  • International Motion Art Awards 11 (2023) 
  • Society of Illustrators 65 (2023)
  • American Illustration 41 (2022) 
  • Society of Illustrators 64 (2022) 
  • International Motion Art Awards 9 (2021) 
  • Society of Illustrators 63, Gold Medal (2020) 
  • Society of Publication Designers, Gold and Silver Medals (2020), awarded for Netflix Queue and No Man’s Land Magazine, designed while working with team Emily Oberman at Pentagram Design.
  • ADC Awards, Merit (2020)
  • Stack Awards, Cover of the Year (2018)
︎︎︎ Selected Talks and Workshops
  • Society for News Design Conference (2023)
  • MICA MFA Graphic Design, talk and workshop (2021)
  • RISD Graphic Design Speaker Series, talk and workshop (2021)
  • Parsons School of Design Speaker Series (2020)
  • Typographics Festival (2019)
  • First Generation Burden Podcast with Rich tu (2019)
  • MICA MFA Graphic Design, talk and workshop (2019)
  • The Oslo School of Architecture and Design (2019)

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