Working between New York and California, Scott Massey’s body of work is playful, considered, and deadly serious. As a hybrid art director/designer for Surfer and Patagonia Books, his projects were recognized by Print’s Regional Design Awards in 2013–2016, and he garnered a gold metal award from the Art Directors Club in 2017 for his Creative Direction on the MTV VMAs. His work is in the collections of both MoMA and LACMA. He holds an MFA in graphic design from CalArts and has been a Visiting Assistant Professor at Pratt Institute since 2019. 


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Clients: Hat & Beard, Nike, Sonos, MTV, VH1, Showtime, IBM, Surface Magazine, Outerknown, Patagonia, Penguin, Surfer, Quiksilver, ROXY, DC Shoes, Salted Magazine, Von Zipper, Pratt Institute, CalArts, Simple, RVCA, Art Park, Quality Peoples, Thalia Surf, Vans, UCLA, USC, Oakely, Nixon, REDCAT, Good, Foam Magazine, Olukai, Alternative Apparel, American Express.
Awards:
Art Directors Gold (VMAs 2017), Print Regional Design Awards (MTV VMAs 2017), (Surfer, 2013 & 14) & (Surf Is… and Living & Breathing, 2015), Webby Awards (Surfer, 2013-15), One Club (Surfer Poll, 2014), STA Awards (Ken O’hara, 2011), FPO Awards (RRR.001 & 002), 2010.
Exhibitions: Between the Lines, LACMA, 2019; Letra/Tone, Radialsystem, Berlin, 2018; Letterfirm, Portland, OR, 2013; These Friends 4, THIS, Los Angeles, CA, 2013; Pulled, Brooklyn, NY, 2013; Millennial Magazines, MoMA, New York, NY, 2012; Design For Humanity, CA, 2012; StRRRike 2, Simple Gallery, New York, NY, 2011; RRReleased, The Surf Gallery, Laguna, CA, 2010.
Publications: The Nest, Slanted, 2021; Inside Out & Upside Down, 2020; Slanted 35: LA, 2019; Ficciones Typographie 1642, The Formist, 2017; Type Plus, Unit Editions, 2014; Machine Project, Prestel, 2016; Pulled, Chronicle Books, 2013; Untitled 4: The Art Book, 2009.











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