Kurt Woerpel is a graphic designer, illustrator, animator, and some other things working in New York City (of all places!)
CurrentlyFreelance designer in the wide world. (Past clients include Matter Studios, Wieden+Kennedy, & The Intercept among others.)Co-director at TXTbooks, an independent publishing and art initiative in Brooklyn, NY.
PreviouslyDesigner/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)
RecognitionSelected 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 ExhibitionsMuscle Relaxant at Sleep Center. Curated by Hyun Cho and Kerim Zapsu, NY, NY. Summer 2016.Island Time at Rabbithole Gallery. Curated by Morgan Maher, Dumbo, BK, NY. Fall 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. Summer 2015.