THE COOPER UNION
Maxwell Masterson is a 21 year old designer and student at The Cooper Union School of Art in New York. His design work is driven by play though poster, print, and motion design. He has been heavily influenced by print designers and New York based publications, and translates that print influence in his digital design. He has previously worked for NBCUniversal, Sony Music, Milk Studios, The Standard Hotels, and more. He has exciting things coming in the future! His work can be found at www.maxwellmasterson.com
IF THERE WERE NO BARRIERS AND CONSTRAINTS, WHAT PROJECT WOULD YOU WANT TO WORK ON?
Recently, I’ve been compelled by the idea of place branding. The thought of creating a singular brand identity for a city or a region, which must encompass and represent everyone in it, seems nearly impossible, but is something I’d love to work on.
WHAT ARE YOU READING/LISTENING TO/WATCHING?
How to overcome your childhood by The School of Life. Tibor Kalman’s work for colors magazine. Lana Del Rey. Elton John’s Madman Across the Water. Tiktok. Jessica Chastain. The Sex and the city reboot.
IF YOU WERE GOING TO WRITE A BOOK, WHAT WOULD IT BE ABOUT?
A monograph on myself but it must be in like 40 years. A la Michael Gericke’s Graphic Life.