DJ Stout is a sixth generation Texan, born in the small West Texas town of Alpine. He studied graphic design at Texas Tech University, where he was honored as a distinguished alumni. DJ Stout began his graphic design career in 1981 working for Robert A. Wilson Associates in Dallas. In 1987 he moved to Austin, where he was the award-winning art director of the nationally respected and critically acclaimed Texas Monthly magazine.
Courtney Gooch is an Associate Partner at Pentagram in New York.
Courtney Gooch is a designer and Associate Partner at Pentagram, originally from Kingston, New York, and now living in Brooklyn. At Pentagram, she works on identities, environmental graphics, and packaging for a range of clients, including the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Planned Parenthood, and the High Line.
Sarah McKeen is a Project Manager in the New York office of Pentagram.
Before Joining Pentagram Sarah McKeen worked for Gensler for 8 years of which half of her time there was spent as an Interior Designer and half as an Environmental Graphic Designer. Before Gensler, Sarah was at Morgan Gick McBeath & Associates as an Interior Designer in Falls Church, VA for three years.
Sarah McKeen graduated from the University of Florida's Interior Design program.
Pentagram is the world's largest independent design consultancy. The firm is owned and run by 21 partners, a group of friends who are all leaders in their individual creative fields.
They have offices in London, New York, San Francisco, Berlin and Austin. Pentagram designs everything: architecture and interiors, products, branding and identities, publications, posters and websites, books, exhibitions, films and digital installations.
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