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Splitting his time between commercial endeavors as a creative director
and his collaborative work as the photographic team Cope/Arnold. Dustin views
image making as an extension of sculpture, often crafting an image’s content
conceptually, physically and digitally through pre and post production as a part of
his working practice.


Originally trained in graphic design, he soon began exploring industrial design
and the plastic arts; incorporating these influences in his work first through fragrance
and cosmetic packaging and later through sculpture, set design and
imagery before entering the world of advertising through art directing campaigns
for brands such as Issey Miyake, Vertu, Apple, Nike Japan, Volkswagen, and Shiseido.


With an emphasis on combining traditional art making practices and digital craft
into one space, he has since been featured as an Art Director’s Club “Young Gun”
(top global talent under 30) and was selected by Computer Arts UK as
“The 10 best designers you don’t know about (yet)”. In 2008 he received the
Young Alumni Innovator award from Art Center College of Design for his
unorthodox approach to image-making and brand building and later that same year
was selected as one of Print Magazine’s Top New Visual Artists. His work
has garnished awards from The One Show, I.D. Magazine, Applied Arts,
Type Directors Club of NY , Graphic Design USA, Print, Graphis,
Communication Arts, AIGA, and The Art Directors Club of NY.


His editorial contributions include Big Magazine, SOME/THINGS, Tank, Wired, and The New York Times.


For DEA Studio and Ad Agency work go here.
For Cope/Arnold go here.
For the Cope/Arnold blog go here.


Select Clients:


Issey Miyake, Nike Japan , Douglas Little & Co., Bang & Olufsen, Alexandre Plokhov,
Swindle Magazine, Chip&Pepper, Christopher Young, Sony, Levi Strauss Premium
Shiseido, Coty Prestige, Asprey London, Vertu, Maxfield LA, Harry Winston, Batzner
Dita USA, Dita Japan, Landrover, Imaginary Forces, Eman Korcero, Big Magazine
The New York Times, Aiwa, Luxelab, Apple, Luxehaus, Tank Magazine, Neomu
Nokia, Modern Alchemy, Stila, Target, Warner Brothers, Volkswagen, Atlantic Records
Yu+Co, Dean & Deluca, SOME/THINGS Magazine, Wired Magazine



Step Magazine- Best of Web 2005
Commercial Arts, Interactive Annual 11

Graphic Design USA Interactive Annual
Webby Awards Honoree
Applied Arts, Web Design
Art Directors Club NY YG5
Step Magazine, Emerging Talent

I.D. Magazine, Packaging Merit
Graphic Design USA Editorial
Print Magazine RDA
Print Magazine-A+C=D
How Intl Design Annual
The Great Design Show
Type Directors Club of NY

GD USA, Package Design
Print Magazine, RDA
AIGA Design Annual 29
The One Show Design
The Blackbook RAW 3
Print Magazine-A+C=D
Print Magazine, NVA

SPD 45th Publication Design Annual

Comm. Arts Typography Annual
Comm. Arts Photography Annual

Graphis Photo Annual
Graphis Advertising Annual
Logo Design 8



Computer Arts April 2010, 84 Top Tips for Studio Success
Computer Arts July 2009, The 10 Best Designers You Don’t Know About Yet
Eye Magazine #69 2008, Mad About Awards
Design Taxi, Talent Spotlight: Los Angeles
Print Magazine, New Visual Artists 2008
Grafik Tasarim Magazine (Istanbul) #11 2007, Studio Profile
Spark: Inspirational Graphic Design, Page One Publishing
Design Matters: Packaging, Rockport Publishers
Color Management for Package Design, Rockport Publishers
Etapes (France)
IDN Magazine V.14 #1, B/W Issue, Feature Article/Profile
Step Magazine, Top 25 International Emerging Design Talent 2006



SOME/THINGS & He went to the Sea in his Carriage & Horse Paris, France
Adidas Y-3 Exhibition, Sometimes Comes Mother, Sometimes Comes Wolf
ADAC Design Museum, Spoken With Eyes Exhibiton
Pahris LLC, Ontogeny
D+D Design Directory, Homage a Chanel Mademoiselle
Los Angeles Times Media Center ACCD, 3x3