Erik Freer is a designer, artist, writer, and publisher. Freer Studio is the creative practice of Erik Freer. Erik’s practice focuses on the intersection of technology and culture within art and design.

Currently, Erik is the Design Director at the Neue Galerie Museum of German and Austrian Art in Manhattan, where he directs design and production for all aspects of the museum. Erik has taught as a visiting professor at Parsons School of Design in the BFA Communication Design program and Pratt Institute in the MFA Communications Design Program.

In his freelance practice, Erik works as an art director for The Brooklyn Rail, independent journal of arts, politics and culture. Additionally, Erik has collaborated with organizations such as The Center for Urban PedagogyThe New Museum, Museum of The City of New York, The New School, Taschen Books, Sol LeWitt Archive, Knockdown Center, Yale University, Pentagram, and The Museum of Modern Art, among others.

Erik was born in 1990 in Boston, Massachusetts, raised in Madison, Wisconsin, and has been a New York resident since 2008. Studying at The New School University, Erik received a BFA from Parsons School of Design in Communication Design and Technology with honors in 2012, and a BA from The New School in Literary Studies with a focus in poetry and playwriting and a minor in Japanese Studies in 2013. Erik went on to receive an MFA from Yale University in Graphic Design and Video in 2017 at the Yale School of Art, where he was a recipient of the Rebecca Taylor Porter Award on the basis of professional promise.

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