Scott Vander Zee : Graphic & Typeface Design
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Scott Vander Zee is a graphic designer, typographer, typeface designer, and educator—specializing in book and editorial design projects, typefaces, exhibitions, signage and wayfinding, and visual identity systems.
                 Multiple projects that he’s led—in collaboration with former colleagues of Hubertus Design—have received various design awards, including: The Most Beautiful Swiss Books, The Most Beautiful German Books, The Best Book Design from All Over the World, The Type Directors Club’s Certificate of Typographic Excellence, AIGA’s 50 Books / 50 Covers, and The 100 Best Posters (DE / CH / AT). Several of his typefaces have also been featured in contemporary design publications, such as: ECAL Graphic Design, Shoplifters 8: New Type Design (Volume 1), New Aesthetics 2, Support Independent Type, and Shoplifters 10: New Type Design (Volume 2).
                 Since Autumn 2018, Scott’s taught part-time within Pratt Institute’s Graduate Communications Design Program. He’s also currently part-time faculty at Parson—The New School, teaching BFA-level core typography courses. In the past, he’s also taught at Rutgers University and School of Visual Art (SVA), guest lectured at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK), and been a guest critic at the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design (HfG Karlsruhe).
                 Scott received a BFA in Graphic Design from the School of Art at WMU/ Western Michigan University, and completed his MFA studies between two renowned Swiss schools—the ECAL / Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne and the HGK–Basel / Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst Basel.
                 He’s currently based in New York City.



Project Acknowledgments

Space Settlements

Columbia Books on Architecture and the City / Fred Scharmen, 2019.

Nicolò Bruno: Paintings

Nicolò Bruno, 2020.
Designed with Laura Tolomelli.

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art: 25 Years at Kemper Museum

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art / Erin Dziedzic, 2019.

Unhoused: Adorno and the Problem of Dwelling

Columbia Books on Architecture and the City / Matt Waggoner, 2018.
Designed with Laura Tolomelli.

Heimat, Handwerk und die Utopie des Alltäglichen

ETH–Zurich (IDB) / Hirmer Verlag, 2017.
Designed for Hubertus Design (Zurich), with Jonas Voegeli.
•      Best Book Design from All Over the World (Golden Letter), 2018.
•      Most Beautiful Swiss Books of 2017, 2018.

Peter Radelfinger: Falsche Fährten

Edition Patrick Frey / Peter Radelfinger, 2015.
Designed for Hubertus Design (Zurich), with Jonas Voegeli.
•      Most Beautiful German Books of 2015, 2016.
•      Best Book Design from All Over the World (Honorable Mention), 2017.

G8A: G8A Architects & Urban Planning

G8A Architects, 2018.
•      g8a-architects.com
Designed for Hubertus Design (Zurich), with Jonas Voegeli (and Laura Tolomelli [Website]).

G8A: Contrast & Cohesion

G8A Architects / Park Books, 2019.
Designed for Hubertus Design (Zurich), with Jonas Voegeli.
•      Most Beautiful German Books of 2018 (Long List), 2019.

Sound Development City

Sound Development City / Heller Enterprises, 2014 / 2015 / 2016.
Designed for Hubertus Design (Zurich), with Kerstin Landis and Jonas Voegeli.

The Brooklyn Rail (April 2022)

The Brooklyn Rail, 2022.

Parsons—The New School: 5-week Typeface Workshop Newspaper

Spring Semester 2022.
I designed the first and last two pages of the newspaper—introducing the workshop’s project brief—which were broken up by 4-page inserts of the student’s final results.
A custom version of Times was also designed specifically for this project.

Automat Radio

Automat Radio, 2018.
•      automatradio.com
Designed with Laura Tolomelli.
Website programming by Scott Meyers.

Rutgers University: Mason Gross School of the Arts

Mason Gross School of the Arts, 2018.

CBAC: Spring Releases 2018

Columbia Books on Architecture and the City, 2017 / 2018.
Designed with Laura Tolomelli.

SPPA Architekten

SPPA Architekten, 2016.
•      sppa.ch
Designed for Hubertus Design (Zurich), with Jonas Voegeli (and Romy Strasser [Website]).

Ruedi Häusermann: Umwege zum Konzert

Ruedi Häusermann, 2015.
Designed for Hubertus Design (Zurich), with Kurt Eckert, Kerstin Landis, and Jonas Voegeli.
•      Most Beautiful Swiss Books of 2015, 2016.

Videoex Experimental Film & Video Festival

Videoex, 2014.
Designed with Benjamin Roffler, for Hubertus Design (Zurich).
Cover design by Martin Woodtli.

Greenpeace Handbuch

Greenpeace of Switzerland, 2012.
Designed for Hubertus Design (Zurich), with Simone Farner, Benjamin Roffler, and Jonas Voegeli.

Sound Development City: 2015 Visual Identity

Sound Development City / Heller Enterprises, 2015.
Designed for Hubertus Design (Zurich), with Kerstin Landis, Moriz Oberberger, and Jonas Voegeli.

Nein / No / Non Campaign (2018)

Komitee gegen die SVP-Initiative, 2018.
Designed for Hubertus Design (Zurich), with Kerstin Landis, Romy Strasser, Lea Romana, and Jonas Voegeli.
•      100 Best Posters (DE / CH / AT) of 2018, 2019.

Nein / No / Non Campaign (2016)

Komitee gegen die SVP-Initiative, 2016.
Designed for Hubertus Design (Zurich), with Kerstin Landis, Romy Strasser, and Jonas Voegeli.

Paul Rechsteiner Campaign (2015)

Paul Rechsteiner, 2015.
Designed for Hubertus Design (Zurich), with Kerstin Landis, Moriz Oberberger, and Jonas Voegeli.

Demografie und Wohnungswirtschaft

Hochschule Luzern: Joëlle Zimmerli / Markus Schmidiger, 2016.
Designed for Hubertus Design (Zurich), with Kerstin Landis.

RemOs1: Beginning Data Work in the Arctic Sea

Hannes Rickli, 2015 / 2016.
Designed for Hubertus Design (Zurich).

AMT Apéro Card

AMT, 2016.
Designed for Hubertus Design (Zurich), with Jonas Voegeli.

Data & Society: Data Craft (Digital Publication)

Data & Society, 2018.
•      datasociety.net