Kurt Woerpel is a graphic designer, illustrator, animator, and some other things working in New York City.
♥ Freelance art director at Interview Magazine (Since 2018)
♥ Freelance designer in the wide world (currently on sabbatical).
♥ Co-Founder/Collaborator with TXTbooks (Since 2014)
♥ Senior Screens Designer at Apple [Contracted through Aquent] (2021-22)
♥ Freelance Art Director at Bloomberg Businessweek (2017)
♥ Freelance Designer at Wieden and Kennedy NYC (2016-17)
♥ Freelance Designer at Matter (2017)
♥ Designer/Animator at MTV News: Always On/No Chill. (2014-16)
♥ Designer in Pratt Institute Communications Design Chair’s Office. (2013-14)
♥ Design Intern at Zut Alors! (2013)
♥ Apple, MTV News, Bloomberg Businessweek, Interview Magazine, The Intercept, Spike Art Magazine, Highsnobiety, The New York Times, Brooklyn Art Book Fair, Civilization, Matter, Miriam Gallery, Look Studios, Hair Los Angeles, Danger Collective Records, Yeah I Work Out (Y,IWO), Op. Cit. Ibid., Penny Fractions, Walk & Talk Azores, Aquent.
Awards & Recognition
♥ Young Guns 20 (2022)
♥ Type Directors Club Ascenders Award (2022)
♥ D&AD Graphite Pencil (2019) and Silver Pencil (2020)
♥ International Motion Arts Awards Winner in Motion Graphic and Illustration/Animation categories [Two awards] (2016).
♥ American Illustration 34 Chosen (2016)
♥ MagCulture 'Magazine of the Month: Dec. 2022.' [Feature] (2022).
♥ BrAND Magazine Issue 64: Weather Forecast of Graphic Design. [Feature](2022).
♥ Eye on Design Intentionally Bad in a Confident Way by Somnath Bhatt [Feature/Interview] (2021).
♥ Where Are We Convo w/ Robert Blair & Logan Heffernan [Written Interview] (2020).
♥ Talk is Cheap w/ Harry Gassel [Podcast/Interview] (2020).
♥ It's Nice That [Feature] (2017).
♥ Vice New York Art Book Fair Roundup [Article Tidbit] (2016).
♥ MagCulture NYC Lunch Chat w/ Linyee Yuan and Jeremy Leslie. (2022)
♥ Printed Matter x TXTbooks' Book Fell Into Ocean: Developers Notes [Archival Youtube Link] (2021)
♥ MagCulture, Live! 'ANALOG' [on demand virtual link here] (2020)
♥ NewOnes Awards 2022
♥ Printing The Future: The Riso Revolution at dieFirma, Curated by Panayotis Terzis. NY, NY. 2022.
♥ The Great Outdoors at Permanent Maintenance, Curated by Ariel Davis and Alicia Aderamovich. Ridgewood, NY 2018.
♥ Library Of Babel at Cuchifritos Gallery. Curated by Endless Editions, NY, NY. 2017.
♥ Muscle Relaxant at Sleep Center. Curated by Hyun Cho and Kerim Zapsu, NY, NY. 2016.
♥ Island Time at Rabbithole Gallery. Curated by Morgan Maher, Dumbo, BK, NY. 2015.
♥ MTVNEWS PRESENTS: AYYYYYYYGA, at AIGA: Southstreet Seaport. An exhibition exploring studio practice and design process. Our team participated under project leadership of Sally Thurer & Richard Turley. 2015.
♥ Integrated Visual Communication 2: New Forms. Pratt Institute UG Communications Design Department, FA21
♥ Image as Communication. Pratt Institute UG Communications Design Department, SP21.
♥ Integrated Visual Communication 2: New Forms. Pratt Institute UG Communications Design Department, FA20
♥ An Independent Publishing Primer. Pratt Institute UG Communications Design Department, SP20
♥ Integrated Visual Communication 2: New Forms. Pratt Institute UG Communications Design Department, FA19
Selected Class Visits:
♥ Guest Critique in Robert Blair's New Forms Class, Pratt (FA22)
♥ Guest Lecture w/ Robert Blair and Nichole Shinn in Luiza Dale and Tuan Pham's Bad Design class, (SP22)
♥ Class Visit and Critique w/ Duncan Hamilton's Independent Publishing Class (with TXTbooks) from Pratt Institute, 2018
♥ Class Visit and Critique w/ Kevin Chao and Mike Finkelstein's Senior Studio Class at Keen University, 2018.
♥ Class Visit and Critique w/ Sally Thurer's Motion Graphics Class from Parsons (The New School), 2017.
♥ BFA Communications Design from Pratt Institute. (2014)
♥ Typography Summer School, NYC. (2014)
Do not address illustration inquiries for Interview magazine to my personal email address or my instagram dms. Interview inquiries can be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org -- illustration inquiries addressed to my personal email or instagram will not be answered!