Profile: Ned Drew

Department of Arts, Culture and Media

Professor Ned Drew teaches various graphic design courses and the history of graphic design at Rutgers University-Newark in the undergraduate design program and part-time in the Pratt GradComD MFA/MS programs. Professor Drew is a member of the AIGA National Design Educators Community Steering Committee and is the director of The Design Consortium, a student/teacher run design studio that focuses on non-profit, community-based projects.

Drew is the co-editor of Design Education in Progress: Process and Methodology, Volumes 1, 2 and 3, an academic book series dedicated to the study of design pedagogy. One of his student design projects and process work were recently included in Typographic Design: Form and Communication by Carter/Day/Meggs, 4th and 5th editions. Drew is the co-author of BY ITS COVER: Modern American Book Cover Design published by Princeton Architectural Press, Purity of Aim: The Book Jacket Designs of Alvin Lustig published by RIT/Cary Graphic Arts Press and a second book for RIT that focuses on the mid-century graphic designer George Giusti and is scheduled to be published in 2015.

Drew is also a founding partner and creative director of the multi-disciplinary design firm, BRED based in New York City ( His work has been included in several books, including the 6th edition of Typographic Design: Form and Communication, Graphic Design Referenced, US Design 1975-2000, Working with Computer Type, the AIGA’s Rethinking Design 3: Speaking Volumes, Graphic Design Solutions, Color Management for Logos and 2D: Visual Basics for Designers and has been recognized by the American Institute of Graphic Arts, The Type Directors Club, the International Design Awards, the Art Directors Club, the FPO Awards, the University and Colleges Designer Association and the American Association of Museums as well as Graphis, Communication Arts, Print, How and Creativity magazines.