Dylan Halpern

Designer and Urbanist

I’m a graphic designer turned urbanist and researcher. In February 2017, I'll be engaging in a Fulbright research grant in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Previously, I've worked with an architecture office in Richmond, VA, and I currently work as a freelance designer and partner of DFGH LC. I'm currently accepting new projects--please send me an email!

My interests are mostly in information and spatial design, with a bit of web thrown in. I'm interested in how spaces change the ways people think, interact, and choose. I'm interested in the route aesthetic movements take from galleries to the mainstream.


Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia

Bachelor of Fine Arts
Graduated: May 2015
GPA: 3.906
Honors: Summa Cum Laude, University Honors, Art Honors
Major: Graphic Design
Minor: Urban and Regional Studies
Coursework includes: Harvard Law School CopyrightX Science, Technology, & Society, Evolution of the American City Design Form and Communication

Presentations and Conferences

Accolades and Scholarship

University Leadership


Organization: ADO (architecture design office)

Location: Richmond, Virginia
Position: Graphic Designer
Dates involved: 5/2015 to 9/2016


Organization: Middle of Broad Studio

Location: Richmond, Virginia
Position: Designer and Minister of Printer Scrutiny
Dates involved: 8/2013 to 5/2015


Organization: TEDxVCU

Location: Richmond, Virginia
Position: Executive Board Member, Designer
Dates involved:1/2014 to 12/2014


Organization: Storefront for Community Design

Location: Richmond, Virginia
Dates involved:5/2013 to 8/2013


Organization: Auctus

Location: Richmond, Virginia
Position: Design Lead, Editor-in-Chief
Dates involved: 1/2013 to 12/2014


Organization: Flying Machine

Location: New York, New York
Position:Intern, Freelance Designer
Dates involved:6/2013 to 8/2013


Technical Proficiencies