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.
Holding both a BFA in political science from University of California, Los Angeles, and a BFA in graphic design from Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, Kian brings a broad perspective to Order.
Beginning his career at SYPartners in San Francisco and later in their New York office, Kian has worked on graphic identities and cultural initiatives for organizations in the US, Japan and the UAE.
Garrett holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art, & Planning, School of Design in Ohio.
Corcoran moved to New York City in 2018 to pursue a freelance design career, later working for design agency Gretel before joining Order.
Chantal holds a BFA in Communication Design from Washington University in St. Louis.
Jahchan began her career as an intern for Michael Bierut at Pentagram New York, during which time she worked with clients such as the Yale School of Management, The Architectural League of NY, the MTA, and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.
In 2019, she was the youngest keynote speaker at the 5th annual Typographics→ design conference at the Cooper Union.
We’re always looking for talented designers and project managers. If our approach appeals to you, please get in touch. Open positions:
Mid & Senior Designers
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.