Worksight is a noticeable entity within the design community. Since 1988 the studio has become known for its “Design for the Everyday” approach to graphic communication.
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Worksight develops brand and identity strategies for a variety of clients, from corporate giants such as Automatic Data Processing (ADP) and Steelcase Furniture to nonprofits including Purchase College and the Rainforest Foundation US. The goal with every project is to communicate with specific audiences; to draw them in through form, and to connect through smart ideas. Works produced include logos and promotions for the Mount Sinai Hospital System, a book’s cover and interior for famed architect Philip Johnson’s residences The Houses of Philip Johnson, and the visual identity for the NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault.
Articles about Worksight include 2+3D (Poland), DesignNET (Korea), Etapes Graphiques (France), Eye (England), ID magazine (USA), and Print (USA), Plus Eighty One (Japan), and Art and Design (Beijing). Worksight has also been included in design books: PBC International, Rockport, Rizzoli, and Watson Guptill. Worksight has won awards from AIGA, ACD, NY Bookbinders Guild, and Print Magazine.
About SCOTT W. SANTORO, Principal, Worksight
Scott W. Santoro is the author of Guide to Graphic Design, a 360-page textbook published by Pearson Education. 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. He was a symposium presenter and design judge for the Brno International poster biennial (Czech Republic), international speaker for the annual Australian Graphic Design Association’s (AGDA) seven city chapter tour, and most recently (May 2019) a design lecturer and workshop instructor for students in three Chinese cities.
Scott holds both a BFA (Pratt Institute) and an MFA (Cranbrook Academy of Art), and is an adjunct professor (CCE) of graphic design at Pratt (since 1997). He has led workshops on design and brand identity at Parsons School of Design, The Cooper Union, and NYU. Scott served as both treasurer (one year) and vice-president (two years) of the NY Chapter of the American Institute of Design and is active as both a speaker, committee member, and workshop leader for numerous design organizations.
Scott named his design studio Worksight as an homage to his early apprenticeship in the blue-collar trade of plumbing. The reference continues to influence him, translating into a clear and direct approach to solving graphic design problems.
Scott lives in the East Village of Manhattan.