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Memoir

Joe 'no middle name' Granato is a long-distance optimist with a love for surfing, meditation, Bruce Springsteen karaoke, pseudo self-help audio books, nutritional dogma, 1960s minimalist art, and abstract goal-setting methods. As a child he was the recipient of multiple non-notable awards in the fields of kite making, pumpkin carving, and billiard pool. He once performed on the same stage as The Beach Boys, on a totally different night.

Raised a Philadelphian, his work is celebrated much like the Super Bowl champion Eagles team, not by trophies, but by a cocktail of nihilistic despair tinged with unfounded confidence. As a half Italian, he believes that pasta is best enjoyed under a dusty framed photo of a young Frank Sinatra. Finally, as a self-proclaimed 'chill dude', he holds a firm belief that true enlightenment resides somewhere between a third margarita and the guitar solo to "Hotel California".



Contact

joegranatodesign@gmail.com
Brooklyn, New York

Social

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Joe Granato is a freelance art director and graphic designer specializing in branding. He is currently a Brand Design Lead at Red Antler. Based in Brooklyn, New York, working in lands far and wide. 

From launching new brands to evolving established global brands, he works closely with clients and teams to uncover ownable stories, build thoughtful design systems, and craft unique visual content.

 
 
 

Experience (Full-time)

Red Antler, Brooklyn, NY
Brand Design Lead 

The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Senior Lecturer of Graphic Design

Crème Design, Brooklyn, NY
Head of Branding

Maison Papercut, Brooklyn, NY
Senior Brand Designer

Revolver New York, New York City
Senior Brand Designer

Ideas On PurposeNew York City
Designer


Experience (Freelance)

Love & War, New York City
Freelance Senior Brand Designer

Publicis Worldwide, New York City
Freelance Senior Brand & Ad Designer

Consume & Create, Denver, CO
Remote Freelance Senior Brand Designer

Havas, New York City
Freelance Senior Brand & Ad Designer

Has worked with

Barnes & Noble
Citibank
Champalimaud
Hilton
Hospitality Design Magazine Index
Meyer Davis Studio
Morgans Hotel Group
Mutual of America
New York University
Sage Hospitality
Samsung
Stanford Hotels
Starwood Hotels
The University of the Arts Walmart

Select Accolades

Armin Hofmann Award for excellence in Graphic Design

Published in Designing Information, by Joel Katz

Newspaper Club's Newspaper of the Year Award

Has worked on

Anthem House, Baltimore
The Arbor, Costa Rica
Bel-Fries, New York City
Bell Hall, Pennsylvania
Bridges Hotel, Brooklyn
Casola Resort, Costa Rica
The Clift, San Francisco
Dairy Block, Denver CO
The Delwood, Nashville
El Five, Denver
Elle Taco, Miami
Hotel Colonnade, Coral Gables
Jugos, Boston
The Katharine, North Carolina
Le Méridien Mina Seyahi, Dubai
Luma Hotel, New York City
The Marker, San Fransisco
The Maven Hotel, Denver
Movement Climbing, Denver
The William Vale, Brooklyn
Plaza House, Okinawa, Japan
Poka Lola Social Club, Denver
Seppe Pizza Bar, New York City
Southernmost Resort, Key West
Stewart Hotel, New York City
West Lot, Denver

 
 

Teaching

Senior lecturer at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where he teaches Junior level graphic design studio in the School of Design.

Education

The University of the Arts
BFA in Graphic Design
Minor in Creative Writing
Graduated with honors

Teaching
Lectures
Workshops

Print
Stationery
Collateral
Publications
Posters
Signage
Retail Packaging
Apparel

Digital
Website Architecture
Website Visual Design
Social Media Content

Services

Branding
Brand Strategy
Naming
Logo Design
Identity Systems
Brand Guidelines
Creative Direction
Art Direction

Strategy
Research
Brand Consulting
Narrative Development
Copywriting