Order is a design office specializing in brand identity.

Our approach is research-based, systematic, and practical.

The result is work that has utility and longevity for the people and businesses that will use it.


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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.

Jesse Reed

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.

Kian Ansari

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.

Juan Aranda
Junior Designer

Juan holds a Bachelor of Design from the Carnegie Mellon Univeristy School of Design, with additional studies in the English department of the Dietrich College of Humanities, in Pittsburgh, Pennyslvania. 

Raised in Los Angeles, he moved to New York to join Order after previous internships with MANUAL, Studio Elana Schlenker, and Microsoft Design.

Garrett Corcoran

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.

Megan Nardini
Operations Director

Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Megan’s experience includes experiential and environmental activations, branding, end-to-end website redesigns, email campaigns, and more.

Before joining Order, Megan was the first hire at a Y Combinator backed startup. She believes everyone has the ability to do their job creatively, and that collaborative environments are a key ingredient to success.



Work with us

We’re always looking for talented designers and project managers. If our approach appeals to you, please get in touch. Open positions:

Design Director

Mid & Senior Designers

Junior Designer

Project Manager

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Standards Manual

Order Standards Manual

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.