© 2018 Tim Cohan


I am a graphic designer and visual artist based in New York City. I’ve also lived in Boston and Los Angeles over the past 15 years and worked on projects large and small, both locally and around the world. I am currently an Associate Partner at Pentagram Design. Recent Projects include the first permanent signage and wayfinding system for Hudson River Park, the identity for Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One, the identity and custom typeface for J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, and DC's Justice League. I sketch constantly and teach at School of Visual Arts. 

When I am not at the office I can be found in my woodshop (a rarity in a Brooklyn apartment) where I make furniture, picture frames, sculptures, and various home improvement projects. I never seem to have enough time, but occasionally I finish something—it’s very exciting. 


Associate Partner at Pentagram

New York, NY

May 2014–Present 

Instructor at SVA

New York, NY

January 2018–May 2018 

Design Director at Selbert Perkins Design

Los Angeles, CA

July 2011–July 2012 

Senior Designer at Selbert Perkins Design

Los Angeles, CA

September 2007–July 2011


Designer at Selbert Perkins Design

Boston, MA

September 2005–September 2007 


School of Visual Arts

New York, NY

MFA Design: Designer as Author and Entrepreneur 

SVA: Masters Workshop in Rome

Rome, Italy


Santa Fe Art Colony

Los Angeles, CA

Figure Drawing

Hartford Art School at University of Hartford

Hartford, CT

BFA Visual Communication Design with Art History Minor

Montserrat College of Art

Beverly, MA

Foundation Studies



Graphic Style Lab, Rockport Publishers, 2015.


Flaunt: Designing effective, compelling and memorable portfolios of creative work, Under Consideration, 2015.


Raw Data, Thames & Hudson, 2014.


Daily Heller, “Sketching as Meditation: Drawing on Rome”, 2014.

Awards, Recognition, Exhibitions

Under Consideration

Fast Company


Visual Loop

Metropolis Magazine

EG Magazine

Adobe Design Achievement Awards

Art Director’s Club

EG Magazine


Connecticut Art Director’s Club

Hartford Art School

School of Visual Arts