About

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I’m Robert McConnell, a multidisciplinary graphic designer from New York.

I attended Saint Ann’s School in Brooklyn and Occidental College in Los Angeles, graduating in 2011 with a B.A. 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 RISD and Parsons School of Design, graduating from Parsons’s Graphic Design A.A.S. program with honors in December 2013. While at Parsons I interned with Stark Design and Prophet.

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 (PDF)