Matthew Chrislip founded his independent design practice, Dowland, in 2008 in New York City. The practice is scalable, multidisciplinary, and multiform, operating alongside various other professional activities, expanding and contracting to either consume or create space as needed. In medium, the range of output spans graphic design, products, clothing, environments, research, writing, and education. In theme, the work has covered: design cultures of socially separated individuals or groups; cross-disciplinary metaphor as a pathway to design theory, with specific focus on mathematics and physics; and "design for program," or, design as a scaffolding for social or political activity.

Matthew has a BFA in Graphic Design and French Studies from Brigham Young University (2007) and an MFA in Graphic Design from the Yale School of Art (2013). He is currently Course Leader in MA Graphic Communication Design at Central Saint Martins, and he has taught and lectured at the Parsons School of Design, the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, and the Winchester School of Art.

Selected clients:

Annie Leibovitz
Architectural Association Visiting School Paris
The Bartlett (UCL)
Bernard Tschumi Architects
Carolina Herrera
Condé Nast
The Gentlewoman
Harvard Graduate School of Design
HENI Publishing
Housing Works
Institute of Contemporary Arts (London)
Issuu (with Visual Editions and Ongoing Projects)
The International New York Times
Kent School of Architecture
Participatory Budgeting in NYC
Studio Veronica Ditting
UCL Urban Lab
Various Projects / Project No. 8
Yale University Art Gallery


Sight Unseen
RO/LU Studio Blog

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