About Frank

Frank Chimero is a designer, illustrator, and writer. His practice focuses on design systems that bridge digital and analog formats, using the qualities of each to the other’s advantage. This method also extends to his personal work and publishing projects. In 2011, he was honored with the Art Directors Club Young Guns award and featured in Print Magazine’s New Visual Artist issue, highlighting twenty designers under the age of thirty.

As a teacher, Frank worked with undergraduates at Portland State and Missouri State University, and taught typography, design systems, information design, and thesis courses. He also taught thesis development at SVA’s MFA in Interaction Design program. Since then, he’s been doing workshops at schools around the country.

In 2012, he published The Shape of Design, a design theory overview that focuses on storytelling, craft, and interdependency instead of typography, grids, or software.

Frank lives in Brooklyn without a dog.

About This Site

This site is an attempt to produce a contemporary personal website. I tried to avoid simplification and consolidation hoping that a bit of sprawl and clutter is more comfortable and interesting. In a weird way, the choice to “untidy” things was inspired by the Eames house. I wrote a bit more about the site’s goals and influences here.

Siteleaf is my CMS. The serif typeface is Georgia by Matthew Carter, and the clever, wonky sans-serif is Karla by Jonathan Pinhorn.

Special thanks to Jonnie Hallman, Rob Giampietro, David Yee, Jason Santa Maria, Ethan Marcotte, Liz Danzico, and Josh Stewart for the support, both technical and not, while I was working on this site. Oh, and a note of gratitude to you for reading. Thanks!