Isometric is a New York City design studio that unites graphic design and architecture to create empowering visual identities and spatial experiences. We collaborate with cultural institutions, technology companies, and nonprofits to reinvent the way they present themselves visually and strategically. Our clients include Google, Princeton University, Yale Law School, USAID, the Museum of the City of New York, and Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum. The studio’s partners have lectured widely at conferences including Design Indaba, the London Design Festival, RGD DesignThinkers, and Kyoorius Designyatra. They have also served on the faculty of the Maryland Institute College of Art and the School of Visual Arts.
Andy Chen studied sociology at Princeton University, where he was awarded the Pyne Honor Prize, the university’s highest general undergraduate distinction. He studied graphic design at RISD, where he received his MFA as a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow. Andy started his career at Pentagram, where he worked on the rebranding of Bausch + Lomb with partner Paula Scher. As a Fulbright Scholar at the Royal College of Art, he conducted ethnographic research on aging, sexuality, and social stigma. Andy is a contributor to Design Observer, Design Taxi, and Open Manifesto.
Waqas Jawaid received his undergraduate degree with highest honors from Princeton University and a Masters in Architecture with distinction from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. At Princeton, he was awarded the Frederick White Prize for his thesis on architectural apartheid in the Paris banlieus. Waqas previously worked at the Office for Metropolitan Architecture, SANAA, Harvard Art Museums, and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. He is a founding organizer of Climate Collective, a NYC-based organization that sparks civic discourse about climate change through design and storytelling.