Juan Carlos Pagan is a New York based Designer, Typographer, and Creative Director. He received his BFA from Parsons School of Design in 2006, and completed his post graduate studies in Type Design at Cooper Union in 2011. Juan has been honored for his work by The Type Directors Club, Communication Arts, The ADC, One Show, Cannes Lions, Clios, Fastco, and Print Magazine. In 2013 Juan won the prestigious Art Directors Club Young Gun Award, honoring vanguard designers under 30. That same year he was named top of Adweek‘s Talent 100, and was the cover & featured story. Juan was also nominated for Print Magazine’s New Visual Artist 20 Under 30 that same year. He is currently a founding partner of the Creative Studio & Artist Representation agency Sunday Afternoon based in New York City, and was formerly the Head of Design and Creative Director of 72andSunny NY.
Who do you look up to in the design community?
I tend to look outside the design community. I’ve always been a taken by the work of Ed Ruscha, Wayne White, Allen Ruppersberg, and Stephen Powers.
What has been the highlight of your career so far?
I’ve been incredibly fortunate. It would be wrong to choose just one.