Frank Chimero is a designer who writes.


Hello from Brooklyn. I split my time making my own books and designing websites and publications for clients. Commercial work happens through my solo design studio, Another.

Other interests include dogs, music, and folk culture. I also deeply care about food—particularly pizza, slow food, and peasant dishes.

The Book

In 2012, I wrote The Shape of Design, an anti-textbook about the creative process and the possibilities of good design when it gets out in the world. You can pick up a printed copy or read a bit online.

Other Writing

Here are some links to my most popular essays:

The full archive is being reworked.


Sorry, I’m not accepting new speaking engagements or writing assignments. Too stressful, dude.