Studio du Nord



Different by Design.
Different through Design.




Studio du Nord (est. 2011, Minneapolis, United States) is the studio moniker of Sean Cooley—designer and typographer). Du Nord's focus is to produce deliberate and well informed design solutions through a tailor-made process that is centered around research, strategy and a collaborative conversation with clients. Concepts and deliveries are based on actual needs, not compulsion. Du Nord helps clients establish and communicate their vision and message clearly through design with strategic confidence and purpose.

Studio du Nord's diverse portfolio reflects abilities in both traditional and digital mediums, whether through brand identity, print design, publication design, way-finding design, environmental design or type design.




Minneapolis, Minnesota
February 2016 — Present

Associate Creative Director

Branding, interior design, identity design, way-finding design and art direction for Adidas, Arctic Cat, Jux Law Firm, Kinward, Menchie's, MidiCi, Miller Dunwiddie, Phillips Distilling Co., Puma and Tradition Bank.

Minneapolis, Minnesota
February 2014 — February 2016

Senior Designer

Branding, way-finding design, packaging design, strategy and identity design for: Polaris, MSCI, Saint Louis University, Hisense, Minnesota Wild, Sharp and Kovanaze.


Colle McVoy
Minneapolis, Minnesota
April 2011 — February 2014

Senior Designer

Identity design, packaging design, illustration and art direction work for: Caribou Coffee, Indian Motorcycles, Cenex, GT Bicycles, Winfield, Explore Minnesota Tourism, CHS, Purina, Schwinn and Pedal Minnesota.

Elephant in the Room
Winston–Salem, North Carolina
October 2008 — November 2010


Art direction, publication design, identity design, packaging design, interactive design and interior design for: Hanesbrand Inc., Target, C9 by Champion, Fleet Feet Sports, local restaurants, bands and businesses.





How — International Design Awards — Identity



How — International Design Awards — Merits in Announcements & Editorial



UnderConsideration's Brand New — #4
on the Best Reviewed Identities of 2015



Communication Arts — Typography Annual 4
Graphis — Design Annual
Graphis — Design Annual
Graphis — Photography Annual
The One Club — Interactive Merit



Cannes Lions — Design Shortlisted
Graphis — Design Annual



Print — Regional Design Annual
Communication Arts — Design Annual 51
ID — Annual Design Review



ADC — Selected and Participated in the "100 Top Design Students in the Country" Review
AIGA — First Place — AIGA Jacksonville Student Portfolio Review
CMYK Magazine — Issue 42
Computer Arts — Graduate Showcase




Bachelor of Fine Arts — Graphic Design
May 2008 — Magna Cum Laude

Savannah College of Art and Design
Savannah, Georgia




T: + 1 336 682 8649
Minneapolis, Minnesota