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Eric Hu is a multidisciplinary designer and creative consultant based in New York and Montreal. His practice has an international reputation for pairing maximalist image-making with typographic nuance for a variety of clients operating in fashion, music, architecture, and technology. Eric is currently an adjunct professor at the School of Visual Arts and the Director of Design at SSENSE, where he now leads a team of art directors, product, and communication designers on building the future of the brand.

Photo: Thomas McCarty

Previously, Hu was a founding partner at Nothing in Common, a creative technology studio in Brooklyn that created unique products and experiences for clients like Nike, the New York Times, Tri Angle Records, Ninja Tune Records, C.F Goldman, Faux/Real, Columbia University GSAPP / The Avery Review, Leong Leong Architecture, West, Columbia Records, and 3.1 Phillip Lim. In 2010, Eric was named as an ADC Young Gun by the Art Directors Club of New York. A native of Los Angeles, Eric received his BFA from Art Center College of Design in 2011, and his MFA from Yale University in 2013 where he also received the Bradbury Thompson Memorial Prize for Continued Excellence in Graphic Design.

Elsewhere

Recent Clients

  • Mold Magazine
  • Miss Ruthless
  • Editions de Parfum Frederic Malle
  • Nike
  • The New York Times
  • 3.1 Phillip Lim
  • Leong Leong Architecture
  • Columbia Records / Wet
  • Columbia University
  • Mother New York
  • Art Palestine International
  • Ninja Tune Records / The Bug
  • Saint Heron
  • CF. Goldman
  • Barton F. Graf 9000
  • West
  • Anki
  • Braintree
  • Tri Angle Records
  • Evian Christ
  • UNO
  • Sid Lee
  • Bangkok CityCity Gallery
  • v1984

Education

  • Yale University School of Art
    New Haven, Connecticut, 2013
    MFA Graphic Design
    Bradbury Thompson Memorial Prize

Teaching

  • School of Visual Arts, Communication Design 1, 2015–2016
  • Parsons The New School for Design, Creative Coding, 2014

Interviews

Press

Speaking

  • Dynamic MTL: On Brand, 2017
  • Eric Hu: Lecture at CalArts, 2015
  • Period Styles, Triple Canopy, 2014
  • AIGA Fresh Blood IV, 2013

Writing

  • Level Up: Berton Hasebe, Jan Van Krimpen and the Art of Doing Something Over and Over Again, Talk Magazine, 2016
  • The Politics of Style, Talk Magazine, 2016
  • The Flag of Our Disposition, Talk Magazine, 2015

Group Shows

  • AIGA: Thinking, Making in the City, 2015
  • After the Museum, Museum of Art and Design, 2013