||Scott Stowell is the proprietor of Open, an independent design studio that creates rewarding experiences for people that look, read, and think. Open projects include identity systems for Bravo, NakedPizza, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Planet Green, and WNYC Radio; the editorial design of Good magazine; short films for Google and Jazz at Lincoln Center; and architectural signage for Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Open's work has received awards from and/or been published by the American Institute of Architects, AIGA, the Art Directors Club, the Broadcast Designers Association, Communication Arts, Eye, Grafik, I.D., +81, Print, ReBrand, the Society of Environmental Graphic Designers, the Society of Publication Designers, Step Inside Design, and the Tokyo Typedirectors Club, among others.
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 earned a BFA in graphic design from Rhode Island School of Design. A former AIGA/NY vice president, Scott teaches at Yale and the School of Visual Arts. In 2008, the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum named Scott the winner of the National Design Award for Communication Design.