Ned DrewFounding Director, Design ConsortiumCo-Director, Visual Means

Image: Co-Director, Ned Drew. c/o Tamara Fleming


Professor Ned Drew is the senior Graphic Design faculty member at Rutgers University-Newark where he teaches various design and design history courses. Drew has also taught in the MFA program at Pratt Institute and in the undergraduate programs at Cooper Union and Virginia Commonwealth University. Drew was recently a member of the AIGA National Design Educators Community Steering Committee and is the Founding Director of The Design Consortium, a student/teacher run design studio.

Drew is the co-editor of Design Education in Progress: Process and Methodology, Volumes 1, 2 and 3, and co-author of BY ITS COVER: Modern American Book Cover Design (2005) and Purity of Aim: The Book Jacket Designs of Alvin Lustig (2010) andGeorge Giusti: The Idea is the Heart of the Matter (2016).

Drew is also a founding partner of the multi-disciplinary design firm, BRED based in New York City ( His work has been included in the 7th edition of Typographic Design: Form and Communication, Graphic Design Referenced, US Design 1975-2000, Working with Computer Type, the AIGA’s Rethinking Design 3: Speaking Volumes, Graphic Design Solutions, Color Management for Logos and 2D: Visual Basics for Designers and has been recognized by the AIGA, The Type Directors Club, the International Design Awards, the Art Directors Club, Creativity, the FPO Awards, the UCDA and the AAM as well as Graphis, Communication Arts, Print and How magazines.