Aaron Tilford

D E S I G N / D I R E C T I O N

Los Angeles, CA

I have 16 years of creative design work experience in New York City. After working at Bergman Associates (focusing on fashion and beauty), I was senior designer at The Oliphant Press until 2010, working with foundations and museums. Since then I have been providing creative services to clients such as The Frick Collection, The Songwriters Hall of Fame, Cambridge in America, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, and the Leon Levy Foundation. I bring a sophisticated, clean sense of design to all the projects I produce.

C A T A L O G S

  • The Frick Collection: Masterpieces of European Painting from The Cleveland Museum of Art
    The Frick Collection: Masterpieces of European Painting from The Cleveland Museum of Art
  • The Frick Collection: Masterpieces of European Painting from The Cleveland Museum of Art (inside)
    The Frick Collection: Masterpieces of European Painting from The Cleveland Museum of Art (inside)
  • The Frick Collection: David d'Angers - Making the Modern Monument
    The Frick Collection: David d'Angers - Making the Modern Monument
  • The Frick Collection: Piero della Francesca in America
    The Frick Collection: Piero della Francesca in America
  • The Frick Collection: Rembrandt and His School - Masterworks from the Frick and Lugt Collections
    The Frick Collection: Rembrandt and His School - Masterworks from the Frick and Lugt Collections
  • The Frick Collection: Rococo Exotic
    The Frick Collection: Rococo Exotic
  • The Frick Collection: Rococo Exotic (inside)
    The Frick Collection: Rococo Exotic (inside)
  • The Frick Collection: Veronese's Allegories
    The Frick Collection: Veronese's Allegories
  • The Frick Collection: Veronese's Allegories (inside)
    The Frick Collection: Veronese's Allegories (inside)
  • The Frick Collection: Parmigianino’s Antea: A Beautiful Artifice
    The Frick Collection: Parmigianino’s Antea: A Beautiful Artifice
  • The Frick Collection: Parmigianino’s Antea: A Beautiful Artifice (inside)
    The Frick Collection: Parmigianino’s Antea: A Beautiful Artifice (inside)

I N V I T A T I O N S

  • Cambridge in America - May Ball Invitation
    Cambridge in America - May Ball Invitation
  • Songwriters Hall of Fame - Annual Gala Invitation
    Songwriters Hall of Fame - Annual Gala Invitation
  • Foundation for Jewish Culture
    Foundation for Jewish Culture
  • The Gordon Parks Foundation - Annual Gala Invitation
    The Gordon Parks Foundation - Annual Gala Invitation
  • Caron New York - Annual Gala Invitation
    Caron New York - Annual Gala Invitation
  • Zac Posen - Spring/Summer Collection Invitation
    Zac Posen - Spring/Summer Collection Invitation
  • Zac Posen - Spring/Summer Collection Invitation (inside)
    Zac Posen - Spring/Summer Collection Invitation (inside)
  • The National Book Foundation - The National Book Awards Invitation (back and front) photography by Aaron Tilford
    The National Book Foundation - The National Book Awards Invitation (back and front) photography by Aaron Tilford
  • The National Book Foundation - The National Book Awards (inside) photography by Aaron Tilford
    The National Book Foundation - The National Book Awards (inside) photography by Aaron Tilford
  • CNBC - Executive Leadership Awards Invitation
    CNBC - Executive Leadership Awards Invitation
  • CNBC - Executive Leadership Awards Invitation (inside)
    CNBC - Executive Leadership Awards Invitation (inside)
  • London Symphony Orchestra - Concert & Champagne Supper
    London Symphony Orchestra - Concert & Champagne Supper
  • Alireza - Fall/Winter Collection Invitation
    Alireza - Fall/Winter Collection Invitation
  • Alireza - Fall/Winter Collection Invitation
    Alireza - Fall/Winter Collection Invitation
  • Alireza - Spring/Summer Collection Invitation
    Alireza - Spring/Summer Collection Invitation
  • The Covenant Foundation - Awards Dinner Invitation
    The Covenant Foundation - Awards Dinner Invitation
  • Orchestra of St. Luke's - Gift of Music Gala Invite
    Orchestra of St. Luke's - Gift of Music Gala Invite
  • Orchestra of St. Luke's - Gift of Music Gala Invite (inside)
    Orchestra of St. Luke's - Gift of Music Gala Invite (inside)
  • The KIPP Academy Orchestra's Carnegie Hall Debut Invitation
    The KIPP Academy Orchestra's Carnegie Hall Debut Invitation
  • Hal David - A Milestone Birthday Invitation
    Hal David - A Milestone Birthday Invitation
  • Ennis William Cosby Foundation - Gala Invitation
    Ennis William Cosby Foundation - Gala Invitation
  • Ennis William Cosby Foundation - Gala Invitation (inside)
    Ennis William Cosby Foundation - Gala Invitation (inside)

P R O G R A M S

  • The Gordon Parks Foundation: Annual Gala Program and Auction Catalog
    The Gordon Parks Foundation: Annual Gala Program and Auction Catalog
  • The Gordon Parks Foundation: Annual Gala Auction Catalog
    The Gordon Parks Foundation: Annual Gala Auction Catalog
  • Songwriters Hall of Fame: Annual Gala Program
    Songwriters Hall of Fame: Annual Gala Program
  • Songwriters Hall of Fame: Annual Gala Program
    Songwriters Hall of Fame: Annual Gala Program
  • Caron New York: Annual Gala Program
    Caron New York: Annual Gala Program
  • The National Book Foundation: The 60th National Book Awards Program
    The National Book Foundation: The 60th National Book Awards Program
  • Orchestra of St. Luke's: Gift of Music Gala Program (cover)
    Orchestra of St. Luke's: Gift of Music Gala Program (cover)
  • Orchestra of St. Luke's: Gift of Music Gala Program (inside)
    Orchestra of St. Luke's: Gift of Music Gala Program (inside)
  • Caron Foundation: Gala Program (cover)
    Caron Foundation: Gala Program (cover)
  • Caron Foundation: Gala Program (inside)
    Caron Foundation: Gala Program (inside)
  • Cambridge in America: 800th Anniversary Gala Program
    Cambridge in America: 800th Anniversary Gala Program
  • Caron New York: 2010 New York City Gala Program (front)
    Caron New York: 2010 New York City Gala Program (front)
  • Caron New York: 2010 New York City Gala Program (inside)
    Caron New York: 2010 New York City Gala Program (inside)
  • The National Book Foundation: The 59th National Book Awards Program
    The National Book Foundation: The 59th National Book Awards Program
  • Orchestra of St. Luke's: Gift of Music Gala 2001 Program
    Orchestra of St. Luke's: Gift of Music Gala 2001 Program
  • Orchestra of St. Luke's: Gift of Music Gala 2001 Program (inside)
    Orchestra of St. Luke's: Gift of Music Gala 2001 Program (inside)
  • The National Book Foundation: The 58th National Book Awards Program
    The National Book Foundation: The 58th National Book Awards Program
  • HELP USA 15th Anniversary Dinner Program (inside)
    HELP USA 15th Anniversary Dinner Program (inside)
  • Rosie's Broadway Kids: Playbill for Taboo
    Rosie's Broadway Kids: Playbill for Taboo
  • Rosie's Broadway Kids: Playbill for Taboo (inside)
    Rosie's Broadway Kids: Playbill for Taboo (inside)

P R E S E N T A T I O N S

  • from a presentation for Fred & Associates
    from a presentation for Fred & Associates
  • from a presentation for Fred & Associates
    from a presentation for Fred & Associates
  • from a presentation for Fred & Associates
    from a presentation for Fred & Associates
  • from a presentation for Fred & Associates
    from a presentation for Fred & Associates
  • from a presentation for Fred & Associates
    from a presentation for Fred & Associates
  • from a presentation for Fred & Associates
    from a presentation for Fred & Associates
  • from a presentation for Fred & Associates
    from a presentation for Fred & Associates
  • from a presentation for Fred & Associates
    from a presentation for Fred & Associates

B R O C H U R E S

  • DIESEL: Industry Promotional Folder (front)
    DIESEL: Industry Promotional Folder (front)
  • DIESEL: Industry Promotional Folder (inside)
    DIESEL: Industry Promotional Folder (inside)
  • Lambda Literary 2016 LA Reading Series flier
    Lambda Literary 2016 LA Reading Series flier
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Programs for Memebers
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Programs for Memebers
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Programs for Memebers (inside)
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Programs for Memebers (inside)
  • New York School of Interior Design: Public Programs (front)
    New York School of Interior Design: Public Programs (front)
  • New York School of Interior Design: Public Programs (inside)
    New York School of Interior Design: Public Programs (inside)
  • Handshake Dynamics: Promotional Folder (front)
    Handshake Dynamics: Promotional Folder (front)
  • Handshake Dynamics: Promotional Folder (inside)
    Handshake Dynamics: Promotional Folder (inside)
  • New York School of Interior Design: Class Schedule Folder
    New York School of Interior Design: Class Schedule Folder
  • New York School of Interior Design: Class Schedule Folder (inside)
    New York School of Interior Design: Class Schedule Folder (inside)
  • New York School of Interior Design: Lectures, Workshops, Mini-Courses Folder
    New York School of Interior Design: Lectures, Workshops, Mini-Courses Folder
  • New York School of Interior Design: Lectures, Workshops, Mini-Courses Folder (inside)
    New York School of Interior Design: Lectures, Workshops, Mini-Courses Folder (inside)
  • Orchestra of St. Luke's: Fund for the Future
    Orchestra of St. Luke's: Fund for the Future
  • Orchestra of St. Luke's: Fund for the Future (inside)
    Orchestra of St. Luke's: Fund for the Future (inside)
  • Orchestra of St. Luke's: Become a Friend Folder
    Orchestra of St. Luke's: Become a Friend Folder
  • New York Landmarks Conservancy: Real Estate Circle Folder
    New York Landmarks Conservancy: Real Estate Circle Folder
  • New York Landmarks Conservancy: Real Estate Circle Folder (inside)
    New York Landmarks Conservancy: Real Estate Circle Folder (inside)

B O O K S

  • Leon Levy Foundation: The First Ten Years 2004-2013
    Leon Levy Foundation: The First Ten Years 2004-2013
  • NYU (New York University): Bulletin
    NYU (New York University): Bulletin
  • Gordon Massman - Poem for a Dog (illustrations by Dean Bornstein)
    Gordon Massman - Poem for a Dog (illustrations by Dean Bornstein)
  • NYU (New York University): Dovetail
    NYU (New York University): Dovetail
  • Paul Ruxin - The Past as Present: Selected Thoughts & Essays
    Paul Ruxin - The Past as Present: Selected Thoughts & Essays
  • In the Company of Women: 100 Years at the Cosmopolitan Club
    In the Company of Women: 100 Years at the Cosmopolitan Club
  • In the Company of Women: 100 Years at the Cosmopolitan Club (inside)
    In the Company of Women: 100 Years at the Cosmopolitan Club (inside)
  • Nicholas C. Forstman: What Really Matters
    Nicholas C. Forstman: What Really Matters
  • Nicholas C. Forstman: What Really Matters (inside)
    Nicholas C. Forstman: What Really Matters (inside)
  • New York Landmarks Conservancy: Managing Repair & Restoration Book
    New York Landmarks Conservancy: Managing Repair & Restoration Book
  • New York Landmarks Conservancy: Managing Repair & Restoration Book (inside)
    New York Landmarks Conservancy: Managing Repair & Restoration Book (inside)
  • A Day in Maryland: Poems by Lana Wolkonsky
    A Day in Maryland: Poems by Lana Wolkonsky
  • The Town School: 90th Anniversary Alubm
    The Town School: 90th Anniversary Alubm
  • The Town School: 90th Anniversary Alubm (inside)
    The Town School: 90th Anniversary Alubm (inside)
  • The Council of The Frick Collection Lecture Series: Dürer's Hands
    The Council of The Frick Collection Lecture Series: Dürer's Hands

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

  • Village Zendo print ad (2014)
    Village Zendo print ad (2014)
  • Sony/AT Music Publishing ad for Billboard Magazine
    Sony/AT Music Publishing ad for Billboard Magazine
  • Sony/AT Music Publishing ad for Billboard Magazine
    Sony/AT Music Publishing ad for Billboard Magazine
  • Sony/AT Music Publishing ad for Billboard Magazine
    Sony/AT Music Publishing ad for Billboard Magazine
  • Sony/ATV Music Publishing: John Lennon Billboard Ad
    Sony/ATV Music Publishing: John Lennon Billboard Ad
  • Sony/AT Music Publishing K'naan ad
    Sony/AT Music Publishing K'naan ad
  • Sony/AT Music Publishing ad for Black Ball
    Sony/AT Music Publishing ad for Black Ball

S P U N K — A R T S — M A G A Z I N E

  • Spunk #11 - edited, curated & designed by Aaron Tilford (cover: Elliott Green, inside spread: Socatoba)
    Spunk #11 - edited, curated & designed by Aaron Tilford (cover: Elliott Green, inside spread: Socatoba)
  • Spunk #10 - edited, curated & designed by Aaron Tilford (cover: Anne Lamb; inside spread: Enrico Nagel & Christopher Williams)
    Spunk #10 - edited, curated & designed by Aaron Tilford (cover: Anne Lamb; inside spread: Enrico Nagel & Christopher Williams)
  • Spunk #9 - edited, curated & designed by Aaron Tilford (cover: Enrico Nagel; back cover: Scott Hug)
    Spunk #9 - edited, curated & designed by Aaron Tilford (cover: Enrico Nagel; back cover: Scott Hug)
  • Spunk #9 - edited, curated & designed by Aaron Tilford (inside spread: Robert Fontanelli & Paco y Manolo)
    Spunk #9 - edited, curated & designed by Aaron Tilford (inside spread: Robert Fontanelli & Paco y Manolo)
  • Spunk #8 - edited, curated & designed by Aaron Tilford (cover: Austin Young; back cover: Chuck Nitzberg)
    Spunk #8 - edited, curated & designed by Aaron Tilford (cover: Austin Young; back cover: Chuck Nitzberg)
  • Spunk #8 - edited, curated & designed by Aaron Tilford (inside spread: Paul Caranicas & Ricky Day)
    Spunk #8 - edited, curated & designed by Aaron Tilford (inside spread: Paul Caranicas & Ricky Day)
  • Spunk #6 - edited, curated & designed by Aaron Tilford (cover: Exterface)
    Spunk #6 - edited, curated & designed by Aaron Tilford (cover: Exterface)
  • Spunk #6 - edited, curated & designed by Aaron Tilford (inside spread: Federico Nessi & Eferno)
    Spunk #6 - edited, curated & designed by Aaron Tilford (inside spread: Federico Nessi & Eferno)

A U D I O — V I S U A L — P A C K A G I N G

  • Desire Lines – Desire Lines (Album Cover) art by Aaron Tilford
    Desire Lines – Desire Lines (Album Cover) art by Aaron Tilford
  • Desire Lines - Juliette (Single Cover) art by Aaron Tilford
    Desire Lines - Juliette (Single Cover) art by Aaron Tilford
  • Colton Ford - Will I Ever Be (Single Cover)
    Colton Ford - Will I Ever Be (Single Cover)
  • Colton Ford - Next Chapter (EP Cover)
    Colton Ford - Next Chapter (EP Cover)
  • AB Soto - Queen Daddy (Single Cover)
    AB Soto - Queen Daddy (Single Cover)
  • Spunk [arts] Magazine - New Music (Compilation Album Cover)
    Spunk [arts] Magazine - New Music (Compilation Album Cover)
  • Foundation for Jewish Culture: Documentary (DVD Cover)
    Foundation for Jewish Culture: Documentary (DVD Cover)
  • The KIPP Academy: String & Rhythm Orchestra Carnegie Hall Debut (CD Cover) art by Aaron Tilford
    The KIPP Academy: String & Rhythm Orchestra Carnegie Hall Debut (CD Cover) art by Aaron Tilford

R E P O R T S

  • Leslie-Lohman Museum 2013 Annual Report
    Leslie-Lohman Museum 2013 Annual Report
  • The Covenant Foundation: The First Ten Years 1990-2000
    The Covenant Foundation: The First Ten Years 1990-2000
  • New York Landmarks Conservancy: Annual Report
    New York Landmarks Conservancy: Annual Report
  • New York School of Interior Design: News 2006
    New York School of Interior Design: News 2006
  • New York School of Interior Design: News 2006 (inside)
    New York School of Interior Design: News 2006 (inside)
  • New York Landmarks Conservancy: Annual Report
    New York Landmarks Conservancy: Annual Report
  • New York Landmarks Conservancy: Annual Report (inside)
    New York Landmarks Conservancy: Annual Report (inside)
  • The Frick Collection: Annual Report
    The Frick Collection: Annual Report
  • New York Landmarks Conservancy: Newsletter
    New York Landmarks Conservancy: Newsletter

L O G O S

  • Gus (DJ Event @ Maritime’s Bottega, NYC)
    Gus (DJ Event @ Maritime’s Bottega, NYC)
  • Ballast Partners
    Ballast Partners
  • Spunk [arts] Magazine
    Spunk [arts] Magazine
  • Lambda Litfest (uses elements of Lambda Literary's existing logo)
    Lambda Litfest (uses elements of Lambda Literary's existing logo)
  • John Tilford for US House, Indiana 9th District
    John Tilford for US House, Indiana 9th District
  • New Jewish Culture Network
    New Jewish Culture Network
  • Leon Levy Native Plant Reserve
    Leon Levy Native Plant Reserve
  • American Academy in Jerusalem
    American Academy in Jerusalem

C A R D S

  • Foundation for Jewish Culture - The Yellow Ticket (Postcard)
    Foundation for Jewish Culture - The Yellow Ticket (Postcard)
  • Foundation for Jewish Culture - Save the Date (Postcard)
    Foundation for Jewish Culture - Save the Date (Postcard)
  • Buckley Hall Events - Valentine's Day (Card) collage/art by Aaron Tilford
    Buckley Hall Events - Valentine's Day (Card) collage/art by Aaron Tilford
  • The Oliphant Press - New Year (Card) collage/art by Aaron Tilford
    The Oliphant Press - New Year (Card) collage/art by Aaron Tilford
  • The Oliphant Press - Holiday Season (Card) art by Aaron Tilford
    The Oliphant Press - Holiday Season (Card) art by Aaron Tilford
  • Lambda Legal - Seasons Greetings (Card)
    Lambda Legal - Seasons Greetings (Card)
  • The Frick Collection - International Fine Arts Fair Save the Date (Card)
    The Frick Collection - International Fine Arts Fair Save the Date (Card)
  • Outward Bound - Save the Date (Card)
    Outward Bound - Save the Date (Card)
  • Builders of Jerusalem Awards Dinner - Save the Date (Card)
    Builders of Jerusalem Awards Dinner - Save the Date (Card)

P O S T E R S

  • Pickup (DJ Event Poster) art by Chuck Nitzberg
    Pickup (DJ Event Poster) art by Chuck Nitzberg
  • Monsieur (DJ Event Poster)
    Monsieur (DJ Event Poster)
  • What About The Children? (DJ Event Poster) art by Enrico Nagel
    What About The Children? (DJ Event Poster) art by Enrico Nagel
  • Dance Riot (DJ Event Poster)
    Dance Riot (DJ Event Poster)
  • Lover - Soft Rock Happy Hour (DJ Event Poster)
    Lover - Soft Rock Happy Hour (DJ Event Poster)
  • National Book Foundation - The Book That Changed My Life (Promotional Poster)
    National Book Foundation - The Book That Changed My Life (Promotional Poster)
  • Hyam Plutzik - Sprig of Lilac (Broadside) art by Aaron Tilford
    Hyam Plutzik - Sprig of Lilac (Broadside) art by Aaron Tilford
  • The Covenant Foundation - Covenant Grants (Poster)
    The Covenant Foundation - Covenant Grants (Poster)