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Forest Young, Graphic Designer

Mr. Young received a B.S. in 2000 from Cornell University and an M.F.A. in graphic design in 2006 from Yale University, where he was awarded the Mark Whistler Prize. He currently leads design initiatives for the world’s most influential companies — as both Global Principal and Head of Design at Wolff Olins, who was named FastCompany’s Most Innovative Company in Design in 2018. Select clients include Apple, Uber, LinkedIn and Modern Fertility.

Prior to joining Wolff Olins, Forest was the Executive Creative Director at West, leading design across a portfolio of early stage companies alongside Allison Johnson. His work has been exhibited at MoMA, Royal College of Art, the Royal Ontario Museum, San Francisco Center for the Book and at international biennials. He is the recipient of the highest design accolades including the Cannes Gold Lion and the ADC Black Cube. Mr. Young was appointed critic in graphic design in 2013.

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