new cairo sky

email
phone
3474 536 743 1+
portfolio
www.newcairosky.com
location
New York, NY, USA

About

I am a formally trained graphic designer working at the intersection of technology, science and art. After over a decade of developing brands and websites in the the commercial ad and interactive agency world, I redirect my efforts towards more meaningful work. In 2006 I co-founded and managed the successful brand-launch of an ecological product design company that sought to produce cradle-to-cradle designer office products. In 2015 I joined a small group of scientists working to reconceptualize the scholarly, peer-review publishing system. Along the way I've maintained a fine-arts practice and an independent publishing imprint. Working as an artist, I've published numerous books and have exhibited internationally. Most recently, I co-launched Library Stack: a research archive and database of digital-born media made by contemporary artists.

Experience

Creative Director of sci.pe

Los Angeles - New York City

Since 2015

Developed the brand identity, UX and UI for sci.pe –  a new, digital-first approach to science publishing, forefronting peer-review rigor and transparency.

The company was incubated by Mozilla webFWD and Techstars NYC and worked with major publishers.

GitHub

Technologies:

  • JavaScript
  • React
  • Redux
  • HTML
  • CSS

Co-Founder / Editor of Library Stack

New Haven, CT - New York City, NY

since 2017

Concept development, brand identity and UX for Library Stack – a research archive of contemporary artist-made writing, audio, video, apps and other non-traditional ephemera.

Library Stack is currentlty serving a number of notable insitutions including Yale University, Columbia University, RISD, SVA, NYU, MoMA, The Whitney Museum, VCU, and others. Additionally, the database is integrated with major discovery layers including WorldCat and ProQuest. Library Stack is a participating artist in the forthcoming 2019 Oslo Architecture Triennial.

Technologies:

  • JavaScript
  • React
  • Redux
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • PHP
  • ElasticSearch
  • Node.js
  • OAI-PMH

Editor of Halmos

New York

Since 2010

Halmos is an independent publishing imprint with a focus on contemporary artists writings and non-traditional mediums.

Halmos has worked with many notable artists and writers including Paul Chan, Ian Cheng, Rachel Rose, Tauba Auerbach, Dexter Sinister, Liam Gillick, Claire Fontaine, and many others.

Co-Founder & Creative Director of DBA llc,

New York

2006 - 2011

Responsibilities included brand development, launch strategy, product prototyping and development of ecological consumer office products, logistics oversight and general strategy

Art Director Sarkissian Mason,

New York

2005 - 2006

As Art Director at Sarkissian Mason, I designed websites for several enterprise-scale projects.

Clients included Mazda USA and Alexis Bittar.

Freelance Art Director

New York

2001 - 2005

Clients included Rolex, Puma, Lexus, Doug Aitken Studio, Bureau Betak and Blonde Redhead.

Interactive Design Director, Kioken Inc

New York

1999 - 2001

Clients included Barney’s New York, BadBoy Records and Sony Electronics.

Education

MFA, Visual Arts Department, Columbia University, New York, USA

20072009

BFA, Graphic Design, Rhode Islands School of Design, Rhode Island, USA

19951999

Technological skills

Programming
JavaScript
C
PHP
Web development
React
Redux
Node.js
Webpack
Browserify
HTML
CSS + BEM
CMS & Cloud services
AWS
ElasticSearch
WordPress