Elliott Cost
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Elliott Cost

Designer in New York

Looking for a new job as my contract at Bloomberg News comes to a close in November. Open to full-time: design, front-end dev, copywriting. Please pass along. Thank you internet!

A month ago

About

Designing imaginative interfaces, products, and environments for creative expression and community building.

Work Experience

2021 — Now
New York

I worked on redesigning Bloomberg Big Take and author pages. Additionally, I designed and launched a new homepage ticker and made accessibility updates to Bloomberg’s mobile app.

2017 — 2022
New York

I redesigned core aspects of Kickstarter’s arts publication, The Creative Independent. I also designed and built a weekly email newsletter that was sent to 19,000 readers, print publications, and zines that were distributed to thousands of readers.

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2020 — 2020

I taught Interaction Design at Parsons School of Design in Spring 2020.

2015 — 2017
San Francisco

At Ratio 3 I designed public art installations for Facebook and the Moscone Center, created 3D renderings, organized exhibitions, and worked closely with artists and collectors.

Projects

2022
Passive House Energy at QDPG

I designed and built a website/blog for QDPG (an architecture studio in Montreal) to document their recent passive house project.

2021

I am currently working closely with Becca Abbe (designer) to develop a new website for artist Laurie Simmons that archives her extensive career and work.

2021

I worked closely with Laural Schwulst (designer) to develop a new membership flow for The Bento Society a project by Yancey Sticker (founder of Kickstarter).

2020

I worked with Steven Holl's foundation to build several exhibition websites.

2020

I developed a new website with Carl Williamson (designer) for artist Carroll Dunham's career and work.

2020

I designed and developed a website for Kinet, a website for film and film writing.

2020

I designed a new website/shop for Topos Press, a publishing project run by Topos Bookstore in New York.

2020

Empty Day is a day of no social media to promote better mental health. I designed an identity, website, nation wide advertising campaign, and an app to spread the word about the project.

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2019

Designed and developed a website for artist Ellie Hunter.

2019

Designed and developed a website for Baba Yaga gallery in Hudson, New York.

Side Projects

Ongoing

A social network (with rhythm) over email. in collaboration with Mark Beasley.

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Ongoing

A movement to get people excited about the radical possibilities of writing and publishing with raw HTML.

Ongoing

A text-only community website that I designed and built.

Ongoing

A cafe on the Internet. Open from 8am-11pm.

Ongoing

A directory for exploring personal websites, experiments, and community sites.

Speaking

2021
Madrid

I was asked to give a virtual walk through my work and the community websites I've built.

2021
Boston

I was asked to speak at Upstatement Studio about my design work and side projects such as Special Fish and Gossip's Web.

2020
New York

Fruitful School is an independently-run learning initiative for making websites. I was a visiting critic to Fruitful School's final project critique and was also commissioned to make a video explaining my design process.

2019
Brooklyn

I was invited to be a guest critic at Laura Coomb's Senior Projects Graphic Design Intensive at Pratt Institute.

Features

2020

I was interviewed by Pando Daily about Special Fish and the 'slow web' movement.

2020

Designer Min Guhong interviewed me about Special Fish for Littor Magazine, a literature magazine in South Korea.

2020

"I think we can all agree that this is where we should be headed. I try not to say should - this is the one time. A big directory of people. I’m a big directory freak. But it hadn’t even occured to me to make a social network that is just a directory."

2018

Are.na is a platform for building ideas mindfully. Meg Miller from Are.na interviewed me about my work as a designer, curator, and archivist.

Education

2010 — 2014
California College of the Arts
Oakland

Contact

Website
Are.na
Twitter