Paul Montie takes a hybrid approach to design, combining the aesthetic and creative drive of an artist and the technical abilities, understanding and curiosity of an engineer. His branding, print and web projects have been featured in numerous design annuals and design retrospectives, and he’s earned awards from HOW Magazine, The New York Type Directors’ Club, The New England Book Builders, American Corporate Identity, AIGA, Print Magazine, the American Economic Development Council, the American Center for Design, Donside Paper and others. Over twenty examples of the studio’s work are currently in the permanent collection of the Cooper Hewitt/Smithsonian National Museum of Design.
Paul began his design career in 1988. He worked for Signa Design (Ann Arbor, MI) before co-founding Visual Dialogue (Boston, MA). In 1990, he and Carolyn Montie established Fahrenheit Design, now Paul Montie Design. Clients include various MIT offices, Harvard Business School, Harvard College, Reebok, JFK Library and Museum, 128 Technology, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, Milton Academy, the Broad Institute and many others.
He received his B.A. in Fine Arts and B.S. in Engineering from the University of Michigan. He has mentored many young designers over the years and taught at Massachusetts College of Art, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Boston, and Art Institute of Boston. His affiliations include the American Institute of Graphic Arts where he served on the national board of directors.