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Robert McConnell

Senior Graphic Designer


Robert McConnell is an experienced communication designer with a long-standing affinity for visual systems, information mapping, and typographic-centric design.

Prior to Pratt, Robert worked both in-house and freelance for a number of clients in the art, technology, hospitality, real estate, medical, and political fields. He has taught at Rhode Island School of Design and currently also serves as an adjunct instructor at Parsons School of Design in its Communication Design department.

Outside of professional work, Robert enjoys creating unofficial maps of various subjects, most notably urban transportation networks. Additionally, he is an avid cyclist and an amateur birder.

AB East Asian Studies, Occidental College (2011)
AAS Graphic Design, Parsons School of Design (2014)
MFA Graphic Design, Rhode Island School of Design (2019)

Selected work published in:

  • Timothy Samara, Making and Breaking the Grid, 2nd edition. Rockport Publishers, 2017
  • Timothy Samara, Design Elements: A Graphic Style Manual, 2nd edition. Rockport Publishers, 2014
  • Cornelius Schmid and Jodi Rudoren, “Your Commute, Your Life, Your Personal Subway Map”. The New York Times, October 22, 2010