Kurt Woerpel is a graphic designer, illustrator, animator, and some other things working in New York City
CurrentlyFreelance designer in the wide world. Co-director at TXTbooks, an independent publishing and art initiative in Brooklyn, NY.
PreviouslyFreelance Art Director at Bloomberg Businessweek (2017)Freelance Designer at Wieden and Kennedy NYC (2016-2017)Freelance Designer at Matter (2017)Designer/Animator at MTV News working under Richard Turley. (2014-16)Designer working for the Pratt Communications Design Chair’s Office. (2013-14)Design Intern at Zut Alors! (2013)
EducationTypography Summer School, NYC. (2014)BFA Communications Design from Pratt Institute. (2014)
RecognitionFeatured in It's Nice That 2017Selected winner in the International Motion Arts Awards 2016 in the Motion Graphic and Illustration/Animation category.Featured in Vice's writeup about New York Art Book Fair 2016.Featured in Graphic Interviews For Graphic Artists #3Featured in Catalogue LibraryFeatured in Packet Bi-WeeklyWork chosen for American Illustration 34 Work on sale in Printed Matter and Draw-DownMore Passive RecognitionWork featured in It's Nice That (With Richard/MTV), Work featured in 032c (With Richard/MTV) Work featured in Creative Review (With Richard/MTV) Work featured in Slanted Magazine (With Richard/MTV)
Selected ExhibitionsThe Great Outdoors at Permanent Maintenance, Curated by Ariel Davis and Leesh 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.Selected Class Visits:Class Visit and Critique w/ Duncan Hamilton's Independent Publishing Class (with TXTbooks) from Pratt Institute, 2018Class 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.