ABOUT

Patricia Moritz | book & publication designer

Patricia Moritz is a graphic designer specializing in publication design and branding for arts, cultural and educational institutions, non-profit organizations, and publishers. She received her formal training at Art Center College of Design, and started her studio, Patricia Moritz Design, in Los Angeles in 1984. She consistently works at an intimate scale to allow for direct collaborations with artists, architects, curators, writers and publishers. Before opening her studio, she worked as an art director for publisher and TED founder, Richard Saul Wurman. There she was responsible for a number of titles in the Access© series of guidebooks, and worked on various projects including branding and print design for the TED conference, and publications for the National Endowment for the Arts.

Selected Projects:

CARBON Allotropes: Visceral & Ethereal, an Artist’s Response, group exhibition catalog
Creative Santa Fe, branding
Metro Plots, Ed Ruscha catalog
Understanding the Riots, Los Angeles Times Books
American Luxury Library, boxed set of literary classics
Effortless Elegance with Colin Cowie, HarperCollins Publishers
– UCLA Anderson School of Management, MBA program publications
Milestone Documents in American History, library reference series
Photos: jennifer cheung steven nilsson photography
Web implementation: mediaslinger
ABOUT

Patricia Moritz | book & publication designer

After attending Art Center College of Design, Patricia worked for architect and graphic designer Richard Saul Wurman, founder/publisher of Access Press© and creator of the TED conference. There she worked on the brand identity design for TED, and print and related materials for the first TED conference.

Other projects included art and production direction on several titles in the Access© series of city guidebooks, design of New Management magazine for the USC Marshall School of Business; an “Access© style” special section for Time magazine; Design Arts, an annual publication for the National Endowment for the Arts, and a redesign of the New York City transit system map for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Working with Richard Saul Wurman provided invaluable experience in publishing and the design of information graphics.

In 1984, she opened her studio, Patricia Moritz Design, in Los Angeles. The studio is focused primarily on book and publication design for arts institutions, as well as publishers of lifestyle, reference and trade titles.

Selected Projects:

CARBON Allotropes: Visceral & Ethereal, an Artist’s Response, group exhibition catalog
Creative Santa Fe, branding
Metro Plots, Ed Ruscha catalog
Understanding the Riots, Los Angeles Times Books
American Luxury Library, boxed set of literary classics
Effortless Elegance with Colin Cowie, HarperCollins Publishers
– UCLA Anderson School of Management, MBA program publications
Milestone Documents in American History, library reference series

Photos: jennifer cheung steven nilsson photography
Web implementation: mediaslinger