Roy Rub

Adjunct Instructor

Roy Rub is a principal and co-founder of Topos Graphics, a multidisciplinary design office that launched from New York’s Lower East Side in 2005. With locations now in NYC and Atlanta, Topos works in print, identity, books, exhibition design, motional graphics, and editorial illustration. They have been the recipient of numerous awards and had their work published and exhibited both in the US and abroad. Recent clients include MoMA PS1, Tate Americas Foundation, the art collectors Norah and Norman Stone, Human Rights Watch, Buzzfeed, KIND Healthy Snacks, Knight Foundation, The New York Times, and David Stark Design. Since 2014, Topos has also served as creative directors of The Jewish Museum NYC. Roy holds a B.F.A. from Cooper Union but began his studies at the Bezelel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem.

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