Jeremy Dean

Jeremy Dean

Raised on a healthy diet of punk, skateboarding, and zines, Jeremy spent his design schooling at Temple’s Tyler School of Art shunning the computer in favor of tape, scissors, photocopies and press type. From these scraps came a font called Crackhouse, which Jeremy designed to use on school projects to annoy his type teachers. Crackhouse found a home at House Industries and eventually secured him unlimited copier privileges and a House Industries desk that was jockeyed tightly between the stove and the fridge. Jeremy opted for a change of design scenery in 1998, but left behind a body of work that some may describe as “just a bunch of Xeroxed junk.” He spent a few years as art director for Urban Outfitters while doing work for some hipster music labels and bands under the name of National Design. He later moved on to Ecko Unlimited and started a small design studio/T-shirt company called Comfortable Lead. Now he’s back at sub-Urban Outfitters !@#$ing things up from the inside. Jeremy lives outside Philadelphia with his wife, Beth, and his two young sons.