Order was founded by Jesse Reed and Hamish Smyth.
Hamish Smyth studied design at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University) in Australia, where he received a Bachelor of Communications Design, Honors with distinction.
Prior to co-founding Order, Smyth was an associate partner at Pentagram New York, where he spent 6 years working under partner Michael Bierut. At Pentagram, he worked on numerous projects ranging from the global Mastercard→ rebrand to the NYC DOT WalkNYC→ pedestrian wayfinding system.
Smyth and Reed co-founded Standards Manual→ in 2014, an independent publishing imprint and bookstore with the goal of archiving and sharing graphic design history.
Originally from Youngstown, Ohio, Jesse Reed studied at The University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art & Planning, School Of Design.
Reed started his career as a designer at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Following his time at MoMA, he joined Pentagram’s New York office working under partner Michael Bierut. During his 5-year position his clients included NYU→, Penguin Random House→, Syracuse University→, Saks Fifth Avenue→, Bobby Flay→, and Hillary Clinton→, among many others. Reed was made associate partner in 2016.
In addition to his professional practice, Reed has taught at The University of Cincinnati and Parson’s New School for Design, teaching icon design systems and introduction to branding, respectively.
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Standards Manual is an independent publishing imprint founded by Order partners Jesse Reed and Hamish Smyth in 2014. The imprint's mission is to archive and preserve artifacts of design history and make them available to future generations. In addition to its own titles such as the NYCTA→ and NASA→ Reissues, Standards Manual also sells a curated selection of graphic design titles from publishers Unit Editions→ / Phaidon→ / Thames & Hudson→ / Niggli→ and more.