I began my career at the renowned MetaDesign in San Francisco, where I was a designer on a diverse range of print and Web projects. From Meta, I moved to publisher Chronicle Books, where I designed and art-directed books with subjects ranging from photography to cooking to popular culture.
In 2000, I served as part of the team that launched the award-winning architecture and design magazine Dwell. There, I helped establish the magazine format, look and feel, and photography—as well as the overall Dwell brand. I was even a contributing writer.
At the end of 2003, I accepted a position as Art Director for Apple Computer. At Apple, I created design solutions across all their brand channels—from retail environment and packaging design to collateral and interactive media.
When my family and I left the Bay Area for Chicago, I became Design Director at the branding agency Remedy. There, I developed their design offer and lead design strategy and implementation across the entire client portfolio.
In 2008, I opened my own studio, Hazen Creative, Inc., dedicated to leveraging his experience for brands both large and small. I’ve worked for diverse clients including Jawbone, Northwestern University, The Smithsonian, Old Style beer, and FirstData Corporation.
My work has been recognized by major design magazines and prestigious design competitions. My design has been featured several books on Web, magazine, and logo design. I have also taught courses in editorial design, advanced typography, and identity design.
My work can be viewed at hazencreative.com.