Benjamin Critton

Partner, Benjamin Critton Art Dept.



Benjamin Critton is an American designer and art director based in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York. He received his BA from Hamilton College in 2006 and his MFA from the Yale University School of Art in 2011. Benjamin Critton Art Department was founded in 2012 as an art and design practice / service focusing on collaborations with and commissions from patrons in the fields of academia, art, architecture, fashion, furniture, hospitality, and publishing. The studio’s client-based work in printed matter, typography, identity design, object creation, and interactivity is supplemented by independent and interdependent initiatives in publishing, writing, editing, curation, and pedagogy.

Recent and ongoing clients include Atelier de Troupe, Bullett Magazine, Candide: Journal for Architectural Knowledge, The Center for Urban Pedagogy, Eriksen-Skajaa Architects, General Assembly & Super National, The Hammer Museum, New York City Public Schools, The New York Times Magazine, Printed Matter, OMMU Bookshop, RO-LU, Sight Unseen, The Storefront for Art & Architecture, and The Yale School of Art.


BA, Studio Art & Fiction Writing, Hamilton College, 2006
MFA, Graphic Design, Yale School of Art, 2011


Mark Making and the Graphic Narrative