Marc Blaustein was raised by artist/designer parents in Manhattan and has been living in Brooklyn for the past 14 years. His formal training took place at The Cooper Union School of Art, with a stint at Parsons School of Design, followed by post-graduate work at Middlesex University in London.
Blaustein is currently the Art Director for The New York Public Library system, where he has been designing for the past 11 years. His group focuses on major Library projects such as exhibition graphic design, corporate identity, Annual Reports, fundraising materials, books, signage, advertising, multimedia, and the Web.
In addition, he has worked on projects for a wide range of clients, either while on-staff at design studios or independently. These have included Champion Paper, Met Life, The Frick Collection, and a large assortment of cultural foundations, galleries, recording artists, and performing arts groups. Over the years Blaustein’s work has received awards and recognition from the design community, and he has been featured in various design publications — most recently he was amongst Graphic Design USA’s “People To Watch In 2007″ and interviewed by Sean Adams for STEP magazine. He has served as juror for a number of competitions, including the MTA Arts Underground awards and AIGA’s 50 Books/50 Covers.