Contact Info:
Brooklyn New York
Monday–Thursday, 9–5
845.456.0071
info@wsdia.com

Institutions
— American Institute of Architects (AIANY)
— American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGANY)
— Art Directors Club (ADC)
— Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation (GSAPP)
— Institute for Urban Design
— Kent State University College of Architecture & Environmental Design (CAED)
— Museum of the City of NY (MCNY)
— Smithsonian Institution
— Social Science Research Council
— Studio Museum - Harlem
— The Trust for Governors Island (formally GIPEC)
— University of Arkansas, Fay Jones School of Architecture
— University of Pennsylvania, School of Design (PennDesign)
— University of Texas at Austin, School of Architecture

Media & Entertainment
— ESPN
— Metropolis Magazine
— New York Times Magazine
— Pandora Media
— Spotify

Fashion & Luxury
— Diesel
— Nike

Business
— Archi-Tectonics
— Google
— Logitech
— Samsung
— Scion
— Ralph Appelbaum Associates Inc
— Tishman Speyer/ Top of the Rock

Social Impact
— Center for Urban Pedagogy
— Local Development Corporation of East New York
— Resilience Advocacy Project
— The Bronx Defenders

Contact Info:
Brooklyn New York
Monday–Thursday, 9–5
845.456.0071
info@wsdia.com

Studio

Our name, WeShouldDoItAll (WSDIA), is simply an intention.* We feel designers should not be constrained to a singular expertise. To survive and excel within the creative realm, it is essential to know there is no single, absolute solution to any given problem. To immerse oneself in different avenues allows consideration of the otherwise unconsidered. It’s this method of working that excites and serves to drive our studio’s practice.

*A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
— Robert A. Heinlein, Time Enough For Love

We are a contemporary design studio that translates client needs into dynamic, visual systems that can be presented at multiple scales. These solutions take the form of branding, spatial, environmental, interactive, or print projects. We oscillate between accomplished commercial clients, established public institutions, social impact initiatives, and the unconventional or boutique — preserving our dynamic nature and avoiding a singular area of expertise or client type. This provides an edge that we apply to all challenges, as different industries are constantly overlapping and inspiring one another.

People

Mai-Phuong Bui (they/them), Graphic Designer
The Vietnam-born nonbinary designer and visual artist is also an illustrator, storyteller, and mythmaker, they are invested in filling the gaps in (queer) history caused by oppression or colonization by exploring queerness as being stripped of humanness and declining the right to reincarnate. In their spare time, they design with the collective OTHER PUBLISHING.


Rey Carlson (they/them), Graphic Designer
Rey is a Chinese designer, visual artist, and writer. Their work often explores subjects such as queerness as refuge, Chinese mythology and storytelling, and loss. Rey's work centers queer alchemy as an interpersonal healing, intentional generosity over output, and always taking your shoes off at the door. Rey previously designed at A—B Partners and is a part OTHER PUBLISHING, a queer- and trans-Asian design studio and small publisher. Their work has been shown at Printed Matter’s NYABF, LAABF, BKABF, Something Special Studios, Precog Magazine, and at Video Snack 7. They are also a former SOW (Scope of Work) Design Fellow.


Janet Chan (she/her), Graphic Designer
Born in El Salvador and raised in China, this animal-loving designer works on identity, print, spatial and interaction projects. Her interests range from developing structures, to telling a narrative through different forms, to collecting ceramics when traveling. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Parsons School for Design and has worked on projects for clients across the art and culture industry to business. Prior to working at WSDIA, she worked at Thinx Inc, Wkshps, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Margaret Liu Clinton (she/they), Project Manager
Clinton's work across the fields of fine art, design, architecture, education, and finance propels their dedication to dialogical thought. In the studio, they ensure that projects and systems run smoothly. They are a Whitney Museum of American Art, Independent Study Program alum that holds a B.A. in cultural studies and a B.S. in environmental design (U.C. Davis). They are currently completing an M.A. in art history (Hunter College). They have been awarded grants and fellowships from the Ford Foundation (via Stop DiscriminAsian), the Helena Rubinstein Foundation, and the Berggruen Institute amongst others and have guest lectured at Parsons School of Design, Harvard University, and The School of the Art Institute, Chicago. They like cats.


Jonathan Jackson (he/him), Spatial & Graphic Designer
Hailing from Mount Vernon, NY, this WSDIA partner graduated from Kent State University with a degree in Architecture. Prior to founding WSDIA in 2004, he worked for architects Studio Archea in Florence as well as Archi-Tectonics and Lindy Roy in New York City. He served two years on the AIGA/NY board of directors and as visiting critic at Columbia University GSAPP, Pratt University, Rhode Island School of Design, and Ecole Superieure of Visual Merchandising Design in Switzerland.


Sarah Nelson Jackson (she/her), Graphic Designer
This Holmdel, New Jersey native is partner at WSDIA and graduated with a BFA from Boston University, her background in Graphic Design and Art History transitioned to an obsession with typography, interactivity, and understanding through visual arts. Sarah has generated measurable and significant results for projects from start to finish, from large e-commerce websites to emerging brands. She has lectured nationally and internationally.


DeMar Jones (he/him), Spatial Designer
DeMar is a passionate designer who received his Bachelor of Architecture from Southern Polytechnic State University. He gained experience at studios based in Georgia and New York including: SPAN Architecture, The Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), and Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects. His soft spot for physical model making and detail fuels his excitement for design at all scales. His attitude and outlook are shaped by the constant need to travel and explore alternative solutions and ways of life. As he continues to build upon his experiences he is very interested in a more cross-disciplinary approach to design.


Bruke Marew (he/him), Spatial Designer
Bruke skillfully combines spatial design and storytelling through the mediums of documentary photography and architecture. With a strong visual background and a vivid imagination, he orchestrates spaces that interact harmoniously with the built and natural environment. Bruke aims to bridge different mediums of observation and discover innovative ways in which documentation and design can offer profound interpretations of our constructed surroundings, ultimately translating them into transformative interventions. He earned his degree in Architectural Design (Parsons School of Design) where he led the annual public seating intervention, Street Seats. He has worked at CIVILIAN and Bernheimer Architecture where he focused on large-scale housing developments.


Jeemin Shim (she/her), Graphic Designer
Jeemin Shim is a visual practitioner who views graphic design as the active practice of thought, engagement, and expression. She aligns herself not as an expert, but as a curious generalist and learner who strives for conceptual rigor, versatility, and care. Formerly, Jeemin worked on spatial graphics and guidelines for FORMATION in Houston, and limited edition art multiples and experiences for VISIONAIRE in New York. As Jeemin continues in design, she seeks every day to support rather than direct, look back to see ahead, and listen.


Geraldine Vargas (she/her), Spatial Designer
The Peruvian-American designer based in New York/New Jersey practices around exhibition, interior, and architectural design. She is interested in playful visual culture, digital landscapes, and intersectional public spaces. Geraldine has worked with T+E+A+M, Museum of Ice Cream, and Fete Nature Architects on retail, residential, and entertainment projects. She graduated with a B.Arch from Syracuse University School of Architecture, and was recently a recipient of a Brooklyn Arts Council Grant.


Thank you to our collaborators and former co-workers:
Christopher Al-Jumah, Alessandra Bautista, Katie Braatvedt, Natalia Flores Zalles, Floto+Warner, Courtney Hafer, Adrien Menard, David Norori, Alexis Quarles, Tim Roos, Jahzeel Sanchez, Anika Shah, Christine Shen, Roos van Zijl, Aimee Wolf, Kozue Yamada, Corey Yurkovich, and Shufan Zhang

Selected Clients

Institutions
— American Institute of Architects (AIANY)
— American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGANY)
— Art Directors Club (ADC)
— Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation (GSAPP)
— Institute for Urban Design
— Kent State University College of Architecture & Environmental Design (CAED)
— Museum of the City of NY (MCNY)
— Smithsonian Institution
— Social Science Research Council
— Studio Museum - Harlem
— The Trust for Governors Island (formally GIPEC)
— University of Arkansas, Fay Jones School of Architecture
— University of Pennsylvania, School of Design (PennDesign)
— University of Texas at Austin, School of Architecture

Media & Entertainment
— ESPN
— Metropolis Magazine
— New York Times Magazine
— Pandora Media
— Spotify

Fashion & Luxury
— Diesel
— Nike

Business
— Archi-Tectonics
— Google
— Logitech
— Samsung
— Scion
— Ralph Appelbaum Associates Inc
— Tishman Speyer/ Top of the Rock

Social Impact
— Center for Urban Pedagogy
— Local Development Corporation of East New York
— Resilience Advocacy Project
— The Bronx Defenders

Recognition

PRESS
2023
— Katahdin Woods & Waters National Monument Visitor Contact Station:
Press Herald, "New Visitor Center to Tell Katahdin Woods Wtory Through Native American Eyes"
Bangor Daily News, "Katahdin Woods Wants 35 Million Visitor Station Wabanaki Culture"
News Center Maine, "New Katahdin Woods Visitor Center Aims to Tell History Through Tribes"
Maine Audubon, "New Katahdin Woods and Waters NM Contact Station is Beautiful — and Bird Safe"

— Dallas Museum of Art:
ArchDaily, "Chipperfield, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Nieto Sobejano Amongst the 6 Shortlisted Entries for the Dallas Museum of Art"
The Art Newspaper, "Dallas Museum of Art reveals six shortlisted architectural designs for campus revamp"
The Architect's Newspaper, "The Dallas Museum of Art announces finalists for planned campus renovation"

2022
— Design Within Reach (DWR), "Point Line Plane" Rugs
— Design Within Reach (DWR), "Faces" Rugs

2021
— The Herald News, "FABRIC Arts Festival returning to Fall River in May and October", Fabric Arts Festival, Post Discussion Bench
— National Academy of Design (online), "A New Visual Identity for the National Academy of Design"

2020
— "Studio Culture Now: Advice and guidance for designers in a changing world", Unit Editions
— "Under / Over" Exhibition (Various Artists) by Marta & Plant Paper, featured on It's Nice That, LA Times, Wallpaper Magazine, Sight Unseen, and more.
— The Herald News, "FABRIC Arts Festival brings music, art and more to downtown", Fabric Arts Festival, Post Discussion Bench

2019
— The Design Kids, 'Featured Studio'

2018
— ArchDaily, 2018 Building of the Year Awards - 'Interior Architecture', Nike NYHQ
— Surface Magazine, The List & The List Feature
— FRAME 'The Other Office 3: Creative Workplace Design', Nike NYHQ

2017
— The AIGA Guide to Careers in Graphic & Communication Design, Published by Bloomsbury
— BOB magazine #160, Nike NYHQ
— Domus Magazine, Nike NYHQ
— ArchDaily, Nike NYHQ
— DesignBOOM, Nike NYHQ

2016
— Microfactories: Move Aside Mr. Ford, Published by Lannoo Publishers
— 360° Design, #63, 'Sports Design'
— UNIQLO Blog, 'Self Designed Life'
— 'The Unconstrained Design of WSDIA' by Novedge Blog

2015
— Special Edition: Artist Collaborations on Packaging Design, Published by Viction:ary
— Nimble: Thinking Creatively in the Digital Age, Published by HOW Books
— COLLATE, 'New Website'
— Special Edition, Artist Collaborations on Packaging Design, Published by Viction:ary

2014
— FRAME magazine #96, ‘In Extreme Cases’
— BOB magazine #114, 'New & Spot'
— Interior Design Magazine - China
— Architizer, 'Project of the Day' for Pandora Media Offices
— COLLATE, Nike Tech Pack Series

2012
— COLLATE, 'Network Mapping Prints'
— COLLATE, 'Nike Basketball Tees'

2009
— AIGA, ‘365:Annual 30’, for NPNY2008 Exhibition
— Creative Review ‘The Annual’

2008
— NetDiver ‘Best of the Year 2008’
— Archinect Feature: ‘Working out of the Box’,

2006
— Logology, Published by Viction:ary
— Art Directors Club of NY Young Guns 5
— Print Magazine Interactive Design Annual
— Photo District News (PDN) Annual

AWARDS
WSDIA has won numerous international awards, most notably from AIGA 365, Creative Review 'The Annual', Type Directors Club 'TDC55' and ADC Young Guns 5. WSDIA has proactively refrained from submitting to award competitions since 2012.

Lectures

2023
— 'The Less You Know, The Better', invited by Pentagram (over Zoom)
— 'The Less You Know, The Better', Walker Art Center, Insights Design Lectures

2021
— Friedman Benda - 'Design in Dialogue'
— 'Flat, Deep & In-Between', Columbia University - GSAPP
— Faculty of Architecture Skopje - Macedonia, '000000'
— University of Illinois - Arts & Design, College of Fine Arts and Applied Arts, '000000'
— Faculty of Architecture Skopje - Macedonia, '000000'

2020
— 'BIPOC Directors Collective', Architecture Round Table hosted by BIPOC DC
— 'DESIGN LEADERSHIP NOW: Design & the Great Reset', w/ Paula Antonelli hosted by Pause | Reset Speaker Series
— 'How to Set Up A Multidisciplinary Design Office', Office Hours
— 'Exhibition Design as Social Practice' at the Center for Architecture, NY

2019
— 'Alone Together & Somewhere In-Between: Modes of Practice in Contemporary Architecture' at the Center for Architecture, NY

2018
— 'Of One or More Things', School of Architecture at Syracuse University

2017
— 'Pass/Fail', UsByNight Design Festival, Antwerp, Belgium
— 'Quietly, We've Been Loud', AIA Cleveland, Cleveland, OH
— 'Recent Work', Parsons School of Design
— 'Scales', invited by Pentagram at the Pentagram Offices

2016
— Disruptive Small Firm Practices: Innovative Models for Expanding Services Panel at AIA Conference on Architecture 2016, Philadelphia

2015
— 'WSDIA vs NIKE, Speculations vs Realizations', ES Visual Merchandising Design, Vevey Switzerland

2014
— 'Scales', AIGA/NY
— Alternative Design Career Panel, Harvard GSD

2013
— 'Scales', University of Michigan, Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning
— 'Scales', Syracuse University, College of Visual & Performing Arts

2012
— Meeting The Designers Series with Julian Alexander, Apple Store
— Making Space - 6 Dialogues, PennDesign Symposium
— 'Progress/Process', Parsons School of Design
— 'Progress/Process', Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative

2006
— ADC YOUNG GUNS 5 Talk

Colophon

Published: March 2018
Design: WSDIA | WeShouldDoItAll
Photography: Various, noted in project descriptions
Programming: Paul Gacon
Typefaces: WSDIA Sans & Serif by Adrien Menard

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