Common Name
625 E 6th St #1A
New York NY 10009
646 – 912 – 8502
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COMMON NAME is a graphic design studio focusing on print, interactive, identity, and exhibition work for art, architecture, culture, and education.

YOONJAI CHOI is a graphic designer and partner at Common Name. She teaches Typography and Design at Columbia GSAPP and Graphic Narratives at Harvard GSD, and has been a visiting critic at Yale, Parsons, Pratt, Syracuse, Fordham, and Rutgers. Prior to co-founding the studio, Yoonjai held a director position at New York design studio 2×4 for several years. She received her BFA in visual communications from Hongik University in Seoul, and an MFA in graphic design from Yale University.

 

KEN MEIER is a graphic designer and partner at Common Name. He teaches Core Lab Typography and Advanced Typography at Parsons, and has been a visiting critic at Yale, Columbia, Syracuse, Fordham, and Rutgers. Prior to co-founding the studio, Ken worked with international design consultancy IDEO and New York’s Project Projects. His work has been published by Unit Editions, Graphic, Creative Review, Computer Arts, idN, Print, and the Type Directors Club. He received his BA in humanities from the University of Chicago and an MFA in graphic design from Yale University.

SELECT CLIENTS

 

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair
American Institute of Architects
Artsy
Assembled Brands
Brian Ulrich
Brooklyn Defender Services
The California Project
Canadian Centre for Architecture
Carnegie Museum of Art
Center for Spatial Research
Columbia University GSAPP
DBI Projects
Eileen Fisher
Even Magazine
Frank Ocean
Frieze Projects
Haverford College Hurford Center
Highlight Studios
Johannes Girardoni
Kate Werble Gallery
Leo Koenig
Macro Sea
Magazzino Italian Art
Marvelli Gallery
Meejin Yoon & MY Studio
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Mottahedan Projects
NYU Casa Italiana
Parsons The New School
Penumbra Foundation
Project No. 8
Public Books
Queens Museum of Art
Storefront for Art & Architecture
Studio Museum in Harlem
SVA Design for Social Innovation
Syracuse Architecture
VCU Anderson Gallery
The Wolfsonian Museum
WORKac
Workshop for Architecture
Yale School of Art
Yale University Art Gallery

PARTNERS

 

Yoonjai Choi
Ken Meier

 

 

DESIGNERS

 

Bryan Chu
Min Hee Lee

 

 

COLLABORATORS

 

Mike Bingaman
Martin Borst
Dan Brewster
Yago Busquets
Shutian Chan
Min Choi
Andy Dayton
Karla Despradel
Minsun Eo
Dylan Fisher
John Friel
Andre Fuchs
James Graham
Adrian Harwood
Tiff Hockin
John Houck
Jack Jennings
Zak Klauck
Caspar Lam
Orlando Lloyd
Duncan Malashock
Joanna McClure
Dan McHugh
Lukas Nässil
Eric Nylund
Julia Panek
Nick Reilly
Win Shanokprasith
Luke Stettner
Miranda Trimmier
Ofer Wolberger