Brad Bartlett Design is a Los Angeles-based design practice.
Guided by strategy and powered by empathy, we believe design is a catalyst for transformation and a powerful instrument for social change. We collaborate with arts institutions, artists, architects, museums, cultural institutions and private-sector companies, to create unique design experiences that resonate with individuals and communities who are working for the greater good.
Our process is collaborative and research-driven. We combine time-honored craft with cutting-edge technology to develop design solutions across a variety of media including print-based communications, networked interactions, and spatial design. Our projects range from identity and brand development, to book, website, exhibition, and environmental design.
Since 2008, we have overseen the creative direction for the Nevada Museum of Art, implementing a strategic brand vision across all identity collateral, including major books (published by Skira Rizzoli, Hirmer Verlag, and Rizzoli Electa), environmental design, and digital platforms. In 2011, we were awarded a grant from the Sappi Ideas That Matter Program for our work with the Museum’s Center for Art + Environment.
We are two-time winners of the Frances Smyth-Ravenal Prize for Excellence in Publication Design (2012 and 2015). This grand prize is awarded annually by the American Alliance of Museums for the best publication designed by an art museum in the United States.
Our studio has been recognized by the Art Directors Club, AIGA 50 Books/50 Covers, American Center for Design 100 Show, Communication Arts Design Annual, Graphis Design Annual, HOW International Design Awards, I.D. Annual Review, Print Regional Design Awards, and the University & College Designers Association, among others.
Creative Director Brad Bartlett is a graduate of Cranbrook Academy of Art. He is Director of Transmedia and Senior Faculty at ArtCenter College of Design. In 2003 and 2014, he was presented with ArtCenter’s prestigious Great Teacher Award. Bartlett is also the on-screen author of Transmedia Typography, published by Lynda.com.