Who WE ARE Common Space is a multi-disciplinary design and creative studio founded in 2006 by Jon Santos. We are driven by technology and we specialize in developing visual identities and campaigns across media.
— Brand Positioning
— Brand Architecture
— Naming
— Content Strategy
— Experience Mapping
— Social Media Strategy

— Identity Design
— Design System
— Art Direction
— Print
— Packaging
— Books
— Activation
— Campaign

— Content Development
— Curation
— Copywriting
— Animation
— Film
— Social Media

— Environmental Design
— Signage and Wayfinding
— Spatial Experience
— Activation

— Information Architecture
— Interface Design
— User Experience
— Data Visualization
— Website Design
— Mobile Design
— Digital Experience
Our client base is a mix of innovators who are currently driving contemporary culture within hospitality, design and art. We are driven to understand these fields as they creatively intersect and evolve everyday.
Founded by Jon Santos in 2000, this New York City-based design studio has developed work for civic arts organization For Freedoms, Ontopo, and Werner Herzog’s Whitney Biennial installation among others. Independently, Santos works on both self-initiated and commissioned works seeking to expand graphic design beyond traditional media towards participatory, performative, improvisational, and experiential modes.
Awards & DISTINCTIONs The work of Common Space is immediately identifiable in it’s ability to tell a narrative that is at once evocative, gripping, and uncommonly romantic.
Santos was nominated for a James Beard Foundation award for Outstanding Restaurant Graphics and was a recipient of an AIGA Gold Medal. He is an advisor for the Filipino American Museum, the New Art Dealers Alliance and SOHO House. He has exhibited widely in group exhibitions at BAM, NY, Walker Art Center, MN and the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum, NY and has presented his work at the AIGA, Rising Minds and Pecha Kucha in New York City and his work has appeared in the New York Times, VMagazine, Dossier Journal, Paper, Casa Vogue, Bidoun, the Fader, Casa Brutus, Communication Arts, +81 and I.D. Magazine.
PRESS Our work has been exhibited internationally
Santos works on both self-initiated & commissioned works that seek to expand graphic design beyond traditional media (print, digital and screen based) towards participatory, performative, improvisational and experiential modes.
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