Scott Stowell        

Creative Director and Proprietor, Open

Scott Stowell is the proprietor of Open, an independent design studio in New York City that creates rewarding experiences for people that look, read, and think. Open clients include the American Civil Liberties Union, Bravo, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Etsy, Jazz at Lincoln Center, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, New York Public Radio, the New York Times, Patagonia, the Stanford University d.school, Uniqlo, and the Yale University Art Gallery.

Before starting Open, Scott was the art director of Colors magazine in Rome and a senior designer at M&Co. New York. Before that, he received a BFA in graphic design from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). Scott has taught at RISD, School of Visual Arts, SUNY Purchase, and Yale University. In 2008, Scott won the National Design Award for Communication Design. His first book, Design for People, was published in 2016 by Metropolis Books.

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