ABBY CHEN is a graphic designer based in New York City.

Her work ranges across various media—graphic identity, exhibtion, printed matter, publications, websites and experiences. 

She’s worked with brands, museums, non-profits, hospitality businesses, social and cultural insitutations.

CURRENTLY:
The Metropolitan Museums of Art (2019–)

PREVIOUSLY:
Axios (2018–19);
Gallery & Associates (2015–18);
Google Creative Lab (2014–15);
Wkshps (2014, 2020);
Synoptic Office (2013–17);
New York Times Magazine (2014)

PROJECTS/CLIENTS:
Android;
Center for Urban Padegogy;
Ethical Futures Lab;
Grammy Museum Mississipi;
Google São Paulo;
Haggin Museum;  
Independent Curators International;
MáLà Project;
N+1 Magazine;
Noodle Edition; 

VISITING CRITIC/TALK/PRESS:
Parsons the New School for Design
Toast Design Festival at Maryland Institue College of Art; 
Pennsylvania College of Art & Design;
AIGA Eye on Design︎︎︎

CONTACT:
abby.w.chen@gmail.com
ABBY CHEN is a graphic designer based in New York City.

Her work ranges across various media—graphic identity, exhibtion, printed matter, publications, websites and experiences. 

She’s worked with brands, museums, non-profits, hospitality businesses, social and cultural insitutations.

CURRENTLY:
The Metropolitan Museums of Art (2019–)

CONTACT:
abby.w.chen@gmail.com


MetFest

Identity, printed matter

The Met’s first-ever block party! A daylong celebration on the Met’s front steps and David H. Koch Plaza and in the galleries, with live music, performances, art-making activities, behind-the-scenes tours, carnival stilt walkers, a Double Dutch showcase, and more, celebrating the role of art in our lives and highlights the resilience of New York City and its people.

Role: design, art direction
Design manager: Daniel Koppich︎︎︎
Illustration: Alva Skog︎︎︎
Animation: Jelly Kitchen︎︎︎


Axios︎︎︎

Identity

Refreshed identity system for Axios — a digital media company founded in 2016 that is known for its brief, matter-of-fact reporting. 

Role: design direction, art direction, and design
Designers: Abbie Winters︎︎︎, Kozue yamada︎︎︎
Commissioned type: Stefan Gandl, Neubauladen︎︎︎ 
Photo illustration: New Studio (Derek Brahney)︎︎︎


明日體™ / Ming Romantic™

Typeface

明日體™ / Ming Romantic™ is a modern interpretation of a style of printed type originating from the Song and Ming dynasties.

Role: type design
Read more: AIGA Eye on Design︎︎︎
Creative direction: Synoptic Office︎︎︎


Before Yesterday We Could Fly: An Afrofuturist Period Room
Exhibition/Identity
A speculative Afrofuturist period room that embraces the African and African diasporic belief that the past, present, and future are interconnected and that informed speculation may uncover many possibilities. The installation is only one proposition for what might have been, had Seneca Village been allowed to thrive into the present and beyond.

Lead curator and designer: Hannah Beachler︎︎︎
Consulting curator: Michelle D. Commander︎︎︎
The Met curitorial team: Sarah Lawrence, Ian Alteveer, Ana Matisse Donefer-Hickie
Exhibition design: Fabiana Weinberg︎︎︎
Lighting design: Amy Nelson︎︎︎
Production: Sarah Parke, Maanik Singh
Design manager: Alicia Cheng, Anna Rieger︎︎︎


Sonic Cloister

Identity

A series of site-specific electronic music performances features renowned and emerging electronic music artists recorded in the unique spaces of The Met Cloisters. 

Role: design, collage and animation