Cool New York Designers


Nikita is an NYC-based lettering artist, graphic designer, and design professor. His minimalist style reflects an admiration for work such as pure marks by Stefan Kanchev and the beautiful typography of Doyald Young. As one happy client put it, ‘his work is conceptual, clean, and the reasoning behind every design decision is crystal clear.’ Focusing mainly on logotypes and lettering, Nikita has worked on a variety of design projects for local and international clients. He is an ambigram expert that has taught several ambigram workshops–in addition to having written a book about ambigrams. Nikita’s work has been featured in multiple design books and websites.
His love of bad puns and jokes is second only to his love of type. To pass the time between projects, he reads, scuba dives, skydives, wing walks, skis (not very gracefully), and travels.

Whitney Dobladillo

Whitney is a Brooklyn-based Graphic Designer, Type Artist, and Community Builder. When Whitney is not working, she enjoys hand lettering, fashion, soccer, traveling, and meeting new people. You can find Whitney on InstagramFacebookLinkedIn, and Dribbble doing what she loves.

Thomas Jockin

“I love the tough design briefs,” Thomas Jockin says. “A retail typeface is the chance to tackle bigger, and more complex, design problems.” Located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Thomas is a member of a co-working space called The Bakery. “I love the mix of different creative disciplines working in the same space,” he said in his #fontface feature. “I’m easily the messiest of my studio mates. I tell myself that my charming personality makes up for the gnarly feng-shui.”

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Lynne Yun

is a NYC-based type designer who specializes in typography, hand lettering, and calligraphy. She is a type designer at Monotype and is a board member of AIGA NY.

Lynne has the honor of winning the Ascenders award from the Type Directors Club, which honors designers under the age of 35 who show remarkable achievement in typography, type design, and lettering. She was also featured in Print Magazine as one of ‘The 10 Most Talented Female Creatives Living and Breathing Letters Today’. Prior to working at Monotype, Lynne previously held positions as a graphic designer at Apple, Publicis, and Deutsch. She holds a BFA in graphic design from the School of Visual Arts and a postgraduate certificate in typeface design from Type@Cooper. Lynne has worked with a broad range of clients, including Google, Samsung, Anheuser-Busch, and the World Trade Center to name a few. She is a proud member of Alphabets and served on the board of Society of Scribes prior to joining the board of AIGA NY.

Juan Kafka

Juan Villanueva is a Brooklyn-based Typeface Designer, Letterer, and Educator.
He grew up in Lima, Peru, and spent his teenage years in Clifton, NJ. His heart is in both places and his work reflects the best of both cultures. He has a BFA in Graphic Design, Illustration and Animation from Montclair State University. He is a proud graduate of the Type@Cooper Extended Program and can frequently be found bumming around all the lectures and type related events.
He currently spends his days designing typefaces at Monotype and teaching typography at The City College of New York. He has also taught graphic design at the Cooper Union Summer Art Intensive Program. He is an active member of AIGA/NY and is also on the board of the Type Directors Club and the Society of Scribes in NYC.

Annabelle Brandon

Annabel Brandon is a graphic designer specialising in editorial design and typography. She currently resides in New York City and is available for freelance opportunities.

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