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.
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.
Here are some links to my most popular essays:
- The Web’s Grain (new)
- What Screens Want
- Designing in the Borderlands
- Shooting Wolves vs. Managing Bears
- The Inferno of Independence
- There is a Horse in the Apple Store
The full archive is being reworked.
Sorry, I’m not accepting new speaking engagements or writing assignments. Too stressful, dude.