Greetings. I’m Robert McConnell, a visual communication designer from New York focusing on information visualization, brand identity and typographic-centric design. I am currently a MFA candidate in Graphic Design at Rhode Island School of Design.
I attended Saint Ann’s School in Brooklyn and Occidental College in Los Angeles, graduating in 2011 with a BA in East Asian Studies. At Occidental I was the graphic and web designer for CatAList, the college’s television network. Here I initially discovered and explored my passion for graphic and web design, branding and typography.
I later studied at Parsons School of Design, graduating from the Graphic Design AAS program with honors in December 2013. While at Parsons I interned with Stark Design and Prophet. From 2014 to 2017 I worked as a graphic designer at the New York office of Artnet, while simultaneously taking on a selection of freelance projects as well.
I have always had a strong interest in public transportation, most specifically wayfinding and mapping. As a multi-part personal side project I’ve designed my own interpretations of various maps and route diagrams from transit systems across the United States and the world, exploring how these seemingly utilitarian — yet sometimes iconic — pieces of design can be re-envisioned.
View my resumé (430 KB PDF.)
Photograph by Jeremiah Cox.