Mr. Stowell received a B.F.A. in graphic design from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1990. He is the proprietor of Open, an independent design studio that creates rewarding experiences for people who look, read, and think. Open projects include the visual identity for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society; the editorial design of Good magazine; redesigns of the television networks Bravo, Nick at Nite, and Trio; and signage systems for the Brown University Friedman Study Center and the Yale University Art Gallery. Previously he was a senior designer at M&Co and art director of Benetton’s Colors magazine in Rome. His work has been recognized by the AIGA
, the Art Directors Club of New York, the Association for Independent Music, Critique, Communication Arts, I.D., Print, the Society of Publication Designers, STEP
Inside Design, the Tokyo Typedirectors Club, and the Utne Reader Alternative Press Awards. A former vice president of the New York chapter of the AIGA
, he has also taught at Purchase College and the School of Visual Arts. Mr. Stowell was appointed to the Yale faculty in 2000 and is currently critic in graphic design.