Top 20 Designer Portfolios from the State of New York!

By Janil Jean , May 26 2014
State of New York

Featured Image: Unsplash/Dorian Mongel

New York is the city of dreamers, a city of hope, and promise in the United States. It is also the 27th most extensive and seventh most populated State of the country. Some people say that it is a great place for writers and start-ups, but it is also a haven for the creative minds and crazy aesthetes. From graffiti artists to formally qualified graphic and logo designers, New York breeds a rare class of modern designers, fully equipped with the knowledge and skills of producing amazing art work. Moreover, New York has a rich multicultural environment because of the people coming from all over the world, bringing elements of their unique social and religious backgrounds to this metropolis. One instance to prove that is the abundance of multilingual typography designers.

For our readers, we have created an exclusive list of logo designers, graphic designers, web designers, and illustrators based in the State of New York. There are obviously many many more that can be included in the list, but these we found most deserving of being featured on Zillion Design blog here. If you are looking for a designer within the said vicinity, we suggest that you grab a can of soda and peruse our list. Cheers!

Graphic Designers

1. Enle Li

EEnle Li

He is basically just a student, but some of his projects would definitely ‘wow’ you. He is studying Graphic Design and Motion Graphics at the School of Visual Arts. However, he has already been featured in various renowned platforms, such as, Print Magazine, ADC Show, SVA portfolios, Editorial Design Served, Pantone Canvas Gallery, etc.

2. Hardhat Design

Hardhat Design

Hardhat is a boutique creative agency based in Brooklyn, New York. They have a small team of highly experienced and ethically conscious designers who can work with clients of any scale and type, although, they focus mainly on the fashion, food, drink and hospitality, art and entertainment fields. They specialize in web design, graphic design, and branding.

3. Leta Sobierajski

Leta Sobierajski

A beautiful woman working as a multidisciplinary designer and art director in the New York City, Sobierajski combines design, photography, and styling mediums to create interesting compositions for print and motion. So far, she has collaborated with Google, Ogilvy & Mather, Brand New School, The Art Director’s Club, etc.

4. Raul Alejandro

Raul Alejandro

A freelance art director, graphic designer, illustrator, and Animator, Alejandro lives and works in New York City. He is heavily involved with Typography as well. He has a BFA degree in Graphic Design from the School of Visual Arts in NY.

5. Christopher J. Lee

Christopher J. Lee

Christopher J. Lee studies in Brooklyn, New York. His main interest lies in Graphic Design, Illustration, and Typography. So far, his work has been featured in Typography Served, Pratt Portfolios, and Student Show. You may connect with him either on the Instagram or through Behance.

Web Design

1. Emanuele Cecini

Emanuele Cecini

Cecni is a multidisciplinary Italian designer living and working in the Greater Area of New York City now. Previously, he has worked in Milan, London, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, and San Francisco with many talented partners. He focuses on Art Direction, branding, and product design and his clean aesthetics and attention to detail are pretty impressive.

2. Serge Mistyukevych

Serge Mistyukevych

A designer with 8 years of experience, Mistyukevych has designed mobile apps, desktop applications, and website s for various known and unknown brands. He has managed entire project design development cycle, from start-up to close-out desirable. In his own words, he is a designer of things that appear on screens.

3. Heather Luipold

Heather Luipold

Luipold is an Associate Creative Director who lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She is currently working with Huge and also freelance with a partner under the pseudonym Chico & Lui. Some of the people she collaborated with were the American Express, Gucci, Newsweek, Netflix, etc.

4. Vladimir Kudinov

Vladimir Kudinov

Kudinov resides in New York and excels in web design, web development, and UI/UX design. His work has so far been featured on Web Design Served, The Digital Age, App Design Served, and Inspiration Is. With huge fan following on Behance, his work truly inspires powerful design with meticulous attention to detail.

5. Thomas Moeller

Thomas Moeller

Moeller is a London-based Creative Director who has an experience of 15 years of creative design work across USA, UK, Europe, and other international markets. Currently, he is working with SapientNitro London.


1. Jessica Walsh

Jessica Walsh

Walsh has been called the “Young gun” by the Art Directors Club, the “Top rising star in design” by the Computer Arts magazine, and “new visual artist” by the Print Magazine. She was also included in the “25 under 25 Envy List” by the L Magazine. She is a multidisciplinary designer with loads of talent and a great clientele.

2. Brittany Falussy

Brittany Falussy

Falussy majors in illustration, sculpting, and character design. Although, she is just a student and freelance illustrator yet, you can experience a sort of joy and fun through her art work. You may check out her work at FIT Portfolios, Wacom Gallery, Behance, and Student Show.

3. Benjamin Voldman

Benjamin Voldman

Voldman is a French illustrator and designer who lives in NYC now. He specializes in editorial and advertising illustrations. A couple of years ago, he received his MFA in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts, yet he has already been mentioned in a number of credible publications, such as, Runner’s World, Town & Country, and The Society of Illustrators.

4. Sasha Prood

Sasha Prood

Prood lives in Brooklyn, New York, and works as a freelance illustrator and hand letterer. Apart from that, she works part-time for the prestigious Milton Glaser Inc. Currently, she is also engaged in obtaining a MFA degree from the School of Visual Arts. Her client list includes HarperCollins Publishers, Wired Magazine UK, Bergdorf Goodman, etc.

5. Kei Meguro

Kei Meguro

Born in Tokyo, Japan, Meguro is currently residing and working as an illustrator and Graphic designer in New York, NY. She is a self-taught artist who brushed up on her techniques and aesthetics at The School of Visual Arts where she received a BFA in Graphic Design in 2010. Some of the clients she works with are Chanel, Nylon Magazine, Wallpaper* Magazine, etc.

Logo Designers

1. Brandon Nickerson

Brandon Nickerson

Nickerson is a freelance logo designer who has a great passion for typography, branding and graphic design. His work has been featured on the Editorial Design Served, Branding Served, Student Show, AIGA Member Gallery, and the Adweek Talent Gallery till now.

2. Sidney Lim YX

Sidney Lim YX

An American based, Singaporean graphic designer, who currently studies in London; Lim, specializes in typography, branding and graphic design. You can find his work featured in the Editorial Design Served, SVA Portfolios, and Branding Served.

3. Tobias van Schneider

Tobias van Schneider

Schneider is the designer and creator at the House of van Schneider. He is basically a multidisciplinary, German born, designer who was raised in Austria. He currently lives and works in New York. His main focus lies in branding, interaction design, and digital art. He has been featured in App Design Served, Inspiration Is, Digital Art Served, Web Design Served, Wacom Gallery, etc.

4. Spencer Paul Bagley

Spencer Paul Bagley

Bagley is the Creative Director at Apartment One, a creative agency working closely with leading organizations and individuals to give an identity and power to their brands. He focuses on Art Direction, branding, and graphic design. He is passionate about creating holistic brand experiences that stir emotions in the customers.

5. Jeff Jarvis

Jeff Jarvis

Jarvis is a graphic designer working from Brooklyn, New York. He has great interest in graphic design, typography, and branding. You can view his extensive portfolio on his personal website but he has also been featured on Branding Served, Typography Served, or Editorial Design Served.

Mark Twain said, “Make your mark in New York and you are a made man.” There are hundreds of designers trying to make their mark within the NY design market. We have enlisted some eligible designers. Let us know who else should be here, in the comments below.

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Janil Jean is an idealist blogger and social media addict who loves conversations related to branding, storytelling, startups and small business technology and design.


One thought on “Top 20 Designer Portfolios from the State of New York!

  1. hiilite says:

    These are awesome! Thanks for the list

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