We translate ideas — big or small — into visual frameworks in both print and on screen. Our process begins with strategy and research that allows us to understand our clients' goals and to develop a plan to achieve them.
Our team designs brand identities, publications, and websites. We collaborate with a brilliant community of illustrators and photographers, bringing diverse and distinctive voices to our projects.
We partner with innovative technology experts, producing a seamless process from information architecture through CMS and database development. Together we create work that stands out for its clarity and intelligence.
Alissa is from Cleveland, Ohio and graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). She began her career in Los Angeles at the Santa Monica Museum of Art. In 1997, Alissa moved to New York to launch Point Five.
Ben was raised in Phoenix, Arizona and graduated from the University of Arizona in 2000, where he studied psychology and graphic design. Ben joined Point Five in 2002 and became a partner in 2007.
Nathan, a native of Omaha, Nebraska, joined Point Five after graduating from RISD in 2007. Prior to RISD, Nathan played Division I soccer at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis while studying design at Herron School of Art.
Kara grew up in Michigan and graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, where she studied communication design and English. Before joining Point Five in 2016, she worked at The Atlantic and studied typeface design at Type@Paris.
One of the studio’s first clients was Lingua Franca, a magazine that took a witty, irreverent approach to covering the world of ideas. That project brought into focus the core mission of Point Five: To create engaging and provocative design that puts idea-driven content at the center. The studio went on to work with a variety of other magazines, non-profits, academic institutions and entrepreneurs, who shared Point Five’s passion for inspiring ideas and smart design.
Our work has been recognized by American Illustration, The American Society of Magazine Editors, Folio Magazine, Graphic Design USA, Print Magazine, The Society of Publication Designers, Society of News Design, Society of Illustrators, The Webbys, and W3 Awards.