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Founded in 1999 by Kevin Dresser and Kate Johnson, Dresser Johnson is
a New York-based design studio that focuses on branding and identity design
for a wide range of clients. The firm takes a holistic approach to identity,
collaborating with clients to create graphic programs that extend into all
aspects of a brand, including print, web and environments. Dresser Johnson
is recognized for its innovative type design, and many of its projects marry
identity and typography to create iconic logotypes, signature fonts and
custom pictograms that establish a distinctive presence and point of view
for its clients.

The firm has expanded its multi-disciplinary practice to include product design,
and recently opened an online shop, Space Dresser Johnson, that offers an
extensive library of original digital pictograms for the architecture and design

Dresser Johnson has lectured on art and design at New York University,
Parsons School of Design and Pratt Institute. Their work has been featured
in Communication Arts, HOW, New York Newsday, Gothamist, Swiss Miss
and PSFK.

Kevin Dresser (born 1971, Rochester, New York)

Kevin Dresser has been designing with type and image since 1985, when
he created his first commercial work while still in high school. Later part of
New York's street art scene, Dresser graduated with a degree in graphic
design from Pratt Institute and completed a three-year digital font design
pprenticeship under the tutelage of Jonathan Hoefler.

He has designed identities for
Band-Aid, Acuvue, King Magazine, Diario
de Yucatan
, Financial Week, Guitar One, Home Magazine, Rebecca Turbow,
Modern Bride and Brooklyn Bunny; custom fonts for Google Chrome, The
New York Times Magazine,
Architectural Digest, Eminem, Guitar World and
Rodeph Sholom Synagogue; and custom pictograms for The Museum of
Modern Art
, the Empire State Building, Columbia University, Johnson &
Radio City Music Hall, The National newspaper (U.A.E.), Computer
Shopper, Outside, Guitar World and Working Mother.

Dresser was featured in the Art Directors Club's inaugural "Young Guns"
exhibition in 1997, and his illustration and type design have been included
in AIGA 50 Books/50 Covers. His work has been published in Beautiful Decay
and the books
1000 Icons, Symbols and Pictograms (Rockport, 2006) and
Art de Rue (Artifacts by Free Presse, 2004.

Kate Johnson (born 1973, Rochester, New York)

Kate Johnson's design combines conceptual thinking and precise typographic
control. She holds a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design. She established
her career as a senior designer at The Museum of Modern Art, where she gained
recognition for the design of "Groundswell", the first large-scale exhibition
installed at the newly renovated MoMA in 2005.

Johnson designs for many of New York's major cultural institutions and arts
organizations. She has created exhibition branding and print programs for
The New York Public Library (
"Eminent Domain: Contemporary Photography
and the City"
and "Recollection: Thirty Years of Photography at The New York
Public Library"
); the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian
Institution ("Hide: Skin as Material and Metaphor"); The Museum of Modern
Art (
"Roth Time: A Dieter Roth Retrospective" and "Groundswell: Constructing
the Contemporary Landscape"
); and the American Folk Art Museum ("Gilded
Lions and Jeweled Horses: The Synagogue to the Carousel" and "Year of the

She has created book and catalogue designs for the
Goethe-Institut New York,
Americas Society, New York Foundling Hospital, the Robin Hood Foundation
and the Center for the Intrepid.

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Our Clients
Bartle, Bogle & Hegarty
Deutsch, Inc.
Lowe and Partners

MTV Networks
NBC Universal

Cultural Insitutions
The American Folk Art Museum
Americas Society
The Goethe-Institut
The Museum of Modern Art
The New York Public Library
Paul Taylor Dance Company
The Smithsonian Museum of
the American Indian

Design & Architecture Firms
Two Twelve Associates
Heavy Meta
Hoefler + Frere-Jones
Lifeform Building + Architecture
Memo Productions
SHoP Archtecture
The Valentine Group

Columbia University

Fashion & Cosmetics
Bobbi Brown
Brooklyn Industries
Safe by Rebecca Turbow
Tiffany & Co.
Trish McEvoy
Victoria's Secret

Def Jam Recordings
Interscope Records
Restless Records

New Paltz Green Party
Robin Hood Foundation

Johnson & Johnson

Conde Nast
Crain Communications
Diario de Yucatan
Future Networks
Hachette Book Group
Harris Publications
Hearst Communications
The National Newspaper
Time, Inc.
Wenner Media
Kevin Dresser
Kate Johnson
Selected Press
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