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Scott Santoro

Adjunct Professor - CCE; SCPS Lecturer

Graphic Design Textbook
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Scott W. Santoro is the principal of the graphic design studio Worksight (since 1988). He is the author of Guide to Graphic Design, a 342-page textbook from Pearson Education with Chinese and Arabic translations. Scott has served as a Fulbright judge for the program’s review of student design applications and for Sappi Paper’s “Ideas that Matter” design grant, and symposium presenter and design judge for the Brno International poster biennial (Czech Republic). He was also an international speaker for the seven-city chapters of the Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA). In 2019 he traveled to mainland China to give design lectures and workshops for university students in three major cities (Beijing, Shenzhen, and Shijiazhuan). Scott lives in the East Village of Manhattan and is the father of two sons.

B.F.A. Communications Design, Pratt Institute

Yale-Brissago Summer Design Program

M.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art

Worksight is a noticeable entity within the NYC graphic design community. Since 1988 the studio has become known for its “Design for the Everyday” approach to graphic communication including logo design, brochure and report design, as well as book and magazine design. 

Worksight has developed brand and identity strategies for a variety of clients, from corporate giants such as Automatic Data Processing (ADP) and Steelcase Furniture to non-profits including Purchase College and the Rainforest Foundation US. The goal of every project is to communicate with specific audiences; to draw them in through form, and to connect through smart ideas. Works produced include a report for the American Friends of Rabin Medical Center, a book design for the commemorative edition of Rachel Carson’s environmental classic The Sea Around Us, and a visual identity for the NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault.

Articles about Worksight have been included in design publications including 2+3 D (Poland), DesignNET (Korea), Etapes Graphiques (France), Eye (England), ID and Print (USA), Plus Eighty One (Japan), and Art and Design (Beijing). Worksight has also been included in design books including PBC International, Rockport, Rizzoli, and Watson Guptill, and has won awards from AIGA, ACD, NY Bookbinders Guild, and Print magazine.