Dirk Rowntree’s Profile

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Dirk Rowntree
Adjunct Lecturer
Communication Design
Office Location
Communication Design
Academic interests

critical theory, culture studies, aethetics, graphic design, typography


Working in print, online, and installation formats, Dirk Rowntree has collaborated with artists, writers, and theorists on design projects that explore how visual experience interacts with written and vocalized language. He identifies his life in a contemporary urban culture as the primary component in an exploration of and speculation on the production of meaning. Living and working in New York City allows him to manifest these concerns through a practice of artwork, image creation, teaching, and communication design.

An extensive experience in typography has him functioning in this field at an expert level. His professional experience includes communication and design management positions in high-exposure projects at prominent New York City design studios.

Work Phone
646 331 6363

My Courses

COMD1257 Typographic Design D160 Sp2020

COMD1257 Typographic Design D160 Sp2020

This course introduces a variety of basic layouts and formats, building technical and practical fluency in setting and working with type for both print and screen. This course further explores topics learned in COMD1127 Type and Media, such as the typeface selection, and the use of the typographical grids. Problem solving for most common typographical problems are discussed.

ADV1167 Type&Media S2014 (MF)

ADV1167 Type&Media S2014 (MF)

This is a foundation course in typography with emphasis on using type for a range of industry related applications from print to interactive. Students will be introduced to principles of type design and terminology including: variations of type structure, anatomy, font usage, grid, leading, kerning, tracking and alignment. Students will learn industry standard software such as InDesign on the Macintosh operating system.

My Projects

COMD1167  Instructional Resource

COMD1167 Instructional Resource

Resource page for faculty teaching COMD1167 Type and Media in the Department of Communication Design. Faculty are welcome to share assignments and discuss course curriculum using this forum.

My Clubs

City Tech Printmaking Club

City Tech Printmaking Club

This club is open to all City Tech students, but was originally conceived for the students of the Advertising Design & Graphic Arts (ADGA) Department. We have formed to help bring traditional printmaking techniques back into the general awareness of our members in order to ground them more fully in the philosophy and heritage of graphic arts design and production. We work to offer informative lectures, presentations, exhibitions, demonstrations, and field trips for our students to explore all forms of printmaking, including but not limited to screenprint, relief, lithography, and intaglio.