Doug Bartow is an art director and designer with over 20 years experience working with national and international clients. As Director of Design at MASS MoCA for 8+ years, Doug helped put the country's largest arts center on the world's cultural map by designing the museum's identity system, exhibition and wayfinding signage, print collateral, catalogs and web presence (with only the help of an occasional summer intern).
Doug left MASS MoCA in 2003 to co-found id29 in Troy, NY. Since opening its doors, id29 has collaborated to build powerful brands, campaigns and marketing strategies for clients such as: COBRA PUMA Golf, Pitney Bowes, Firefly Bicycles, The Steve Case Foundation, Union College, The Travel Channel and Revolution Money, and was the agency behind Scholastic's national campaign for "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" in 2007.
Doug earned a BFA in graphic design from the State University of NY at New Paltz and a MFA in 2D design from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, where studied with Muneera Umedaly Spence and Katherine McCoy respectively.
Doug is the former President of the Upstate NY Chapter of AIGA—the Professional Association for Design—whose mission is to build and promote the Upstate New York design community and advance design as a vital cultural force
Doug frequently lectures on design, and has written for design publications such as Speak Up and HOW Magazine. In 2010, Doug was named by Graphic Design USA as one of the top 50 People to Watch.
When Doug isn't coaching youth soccer, or watching the U.S. Men's National Team, he likes to play in the local over-30 men's league and complain about muscle pulls to his wife and three junior soccer players at home.