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Contact

joegranatodesign@gmail.com
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Memoir

“I come from a boardwalk town, where everything is tinged with just a bit of fraud, and so are we” — Bruce Springsteen

Joe 'no middle name' Granato is a long-distance optimist with a love for surfing, meditation, karaoke, pseudo self-help audio books, nutritional dogma, 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 an 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".


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

 
 

Joe Granato is a brand designer based in Brooklyn, New York. He is a Brand Design Lead at Red Antler, where he works to uncover ownable stories, craft unique identities, and build thoughtful design systems.

 
 

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
Brand Designer


Experience (Freelance)

Love & War, New York City
Senior Brand Designer

Publicis Worldwide, New York City
Senior Brand & Ad Designer

Havas, New York City
Senior Brand & Ad Designer

Consume & Create, Denver, CO
Remote Senior Brand Designer


Education

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

Select Clients

Barnes & Noble
Citibank
Hilton
Hospitality Design Magazine
Marriott
Morgans Hotel Group
New York University
Sage Hospitality
Samsung
Stanford Hotels
Starwood Hotels
The University of the Arts
Verizon
Walmart


Select Projects

Anthem House, Baltimore
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
The William Vale, Brooklyn
Plaza House, Okinawa, Japan
Poka Lola Social Club, Denver
Seppe Pizza Bar, New York City
Southernmost Resort, Key West

Services

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

Strategy
Research
Brand Consulting
Narrative Development
Copywriting
Naming

Print
Stationery
Collateral
Packaging
Publications
Posters
Signage
Apparel

Digital
Web Visual Design
Social Content

Teaching
Higher Education
Workshops
Talks

 
 
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Teaching

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

Talks

Red Antler, “Power in Process”, 2018
The University of the Arts, “Designing a Life”, 2017