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Mold Magazine Issue 1, Photography by Thomas McCarty. With Matthew Tsang. — June 2017
I'm currently the Director of Design at SSENSE, where I lead and manage a group of ten designers and art directors on re-launching the visual identity and creating a unified design language across all touchpoints.
SSENSE Off Model Art Direction, with Matthew Tsang. Assisted by Thanh Truc Trinh. Photography by Thomas McCarty. Set Design by Alex Hercule Desjardins. — August 2017
Logo design, for Satie — October 2013
Masthead / Nameplate design for Mold Magazine. A publication about the future of food. — October, 2016
Masthead / Nameplate design for Mold Magazine. A publication about the future of food. — October, 2016
Masthead / Nameplate design for Mold Magazine. A publication about the future of food. — October, 2016
Teresa Teng, Comissioned by Catalogue for their 2015 exhibition Friends Our Family at KK Outlet. — 297 × 420mm, Silkscreened print. October 2015
Logo design for Art Palestine International. Designed with Scott Langer. — October 2014
Masthead / Nameplate design for Mold Magazine. A publication about the future of food. — October, 2016
Cover design and typography for Mold Issue 01. With Matthew Tsang. Photography by David Brandon Geeting.
Logo design for Leong Leong Architects — December 2016
Art direction for J.W. Anderson exclusive for SSENSE. Photography by Matthew Tammaro — May 2017
Poster design and illustration for Miss Ruthless, an ongoing exhibition series on pageantry as method. — 420 × 594mm Digital Print, July 2017. With Matthew Tsang
SSENSE Off Model Art Direction, with Matthew Tsang. Assisted by Thanh Truc Trinh. Photography by Thomas McCarty. Set Design by Alex Hercule Desjardins. — August 2017
Record sleeve design for v1984's Becoming N(one) — June 2016
Identity design for Nothing in Common, a now-defunct design and technology studio that I co-founded. — January 2014
Masthead / Nameplate design for Mold Magazine. A publication about the future of food. — October, 2016
Drawing, January 2014
Book cover design, Art direction: Andy pressman — May 2014
Vinyl Label Design for v1984's Becoming N(one) — June 2016
Lil doodle — October 2013
Commisioned by FAT Magazine, Memphis rappers — May 2016
Another lil' doodle — October 2013
Matter over Matrix, 3.35 × 3.36 metre mural, series of 2. Installed in the New Museum as part of Adidas' Future Capsule exhibition in the New Museum. Curated by Kamp Grizzly. — May 2017
Logo and typographic system for a bilingual gallery in Thailand
Identity design for the Avery Review. With Scott Langer — July 2014
Drawing — January 2014
Lettering for Wet, Creative direction by Hassan Rahim — June 2015
Hyper, Digital. — May 2015
Comissioned by FAT Magazine, Memphis Rappers — May 2016
Site design for the Avery Review. With Scott Langer — September 2014
Comissioned by FAT Magazine, Memphis Rappers — May 2016
Book cover design. Art director: Andy Pressman — September 2015
Drawing — February 2014
Illustration for the New York Times, China's Censored World by Evan Osnos — May 2014

Eric Hu is a multidisciplinary designer and creative consultant based in New York and Montreal. His practice has an international reputation for pairing maximalist image-making with typographic nuance for a variety of clients operating in fashion, music, architecture, and technology. Eric is currently an adjunct professor at the School of Visual Arts and the Director of Design at SSENSE, where he now leads a team of art directors, product, and communication designers on building the future of the brand.

Photo: Thomas McCarty

Previously, Hu was a founding partner at Nothing in Common, a creative technology studio in Brooklyn that created unique products and experiences for clients like Nike, the New York Times, Tri Angle Records, Ninja Tune Records, C.F Goldman, Faux/Real, Columbia University GSAPP / The Avery Review, Leong Leong Architecture, West, Columbia Records, and 3.1 Phillip Lim. In 2010, Eric was named as an ADC Young Gun by the Art Directors Club of New York. A native of Los Angeles, Eric received his BFA from Art Center College of Design in 2011, and his MFA from Yale University in 2013 where he also received the Bradbury Thompson Memorial Prize for Continued Excellence in Graphic Design.

Elsewhere

Recent Clients

  • Mold Magazine
  • Miss Ruthless
  • Editions de Parfum Frederic Malle
  • Nike
  • The New York Times
  • 3.1 Phillip Lim
  • Leong Leong Architecture
  • Columbia Records / Wet
  • Columbia University
  • Mother New York
  • Art Palestine International
  • Ninja Tune Records / The Bug
  • Saint Heron
  • CF. Goldman
  • Barton F. Graf 9000
  • West
  • Anki
  • Braintree
  • Tri Angle Records
  • Evian Christ
  • UNO
  • Sid Lee
  • Bangkok CityCity Gallery
  • v1984

Education

  • Yale University School of Art
    New Haven, Connecticut, 2013
    MFA Graphic Design
    Bradbury Thompson Memorial Prize

Teaching

  • School of Visual Arts, Communication Design 1, 2015–2016
  • Parsons The New School for Design, Creative Coding, 2014

Interviews

Press

Speaking

  • Dynamic MTL: On Brand, 2017
  • Eric Hu: Lecture at CalArts, 2015
  • Period Styles, Triple Canopy, 2014
  • AIGA Fresh Blood IV, 2013

Writing

  • Level Up: Berton Hasebe, Jan Van Krimpen and the Art of Doing Something Over and Over Again, Talk Magazine, 2016
  • The Politics of Style, Talk Magazine, 2016
  • The Flag of Our Disposition, Talk Magazine, 2015

Group Shows

  • AIGA: Thinking, Making in the City, 2015
  • After the Museum, Museum of Art and Design, 2013
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