Matthew Chrislip founded his independent practice, Dowland, in 2008 in New York City. The practice is scalable, multidisciplinary, and multiform, operating alongside various other professional activities, expanding and contracting to either consume or create space as needed. In medium, the range of output spans graphic design, products, clothing, environments, research, writing, and education. In theme, the work has covered: design cultures of socially separated individuals or groups; cross-disciplinary metaphor as a pathway to design theory, with specific focus on mathematics and physics; and "design for program," or, design as a scaffolding for social or political activity.

Matthew has a BFA in Graphic Design and French Studies from Brigham Young University (2007) and an MFA in Graphic Design from the Yale School of Art (2013). He is currently an associate lecturer at Central Saint Martins (MA in Graphic Communication Design) has taught and lectured at the Parsons School of Design, the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, and the Winchester School of Art.

 
Selected clients:

Annie Leibovitz
Bernard Tschumi Architects
Carolina Herrera
Condé Nast
The Gentlewoman
Harvard Graduate School of Design
Hearst
HENI Publishing
Housing Works
Kent School of Architecture
The International New York Times
Participatory Budgeting in NYC
Studio Veronica Ditting
UCL Urban Lab / The Bartlett
Various Projects / Project No. 8
Yale University Art Gallery

 
Press:

Sight Unseen
RO/LU Studio Blog

 
See also:

shop.dowland.us
tylrblocks.com
pluspartners.org

 
Contact:

 
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