Aaron Tilford

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

Los Angeles, CA

I was senior designer at The Oliphant Press, a boutique design studio in lower Manhattan, for 10+ years. Our work there, and much of my work sense, has focused on foundations, museums, and other nonprofit and as well as some corporate institutions, providing creative services for clients such as Cambridge in America, Columbia University, Diesel, The Frick Collection, the Leon Levy Foundation, The National Book Foundation, New York School of Interior Design, Zac Posen, the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, and the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

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
  • 13 Bonaparte - Le Denim Showroom - Invite
    13 Bonaparte - Le Denim Showroom - Invite
  • 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)
  • Caron New York - Annual Gala Invitation
    Caron New York - Annual Gala Invitation
  • 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 Invitation
    Orchestra of St. Luke's - Gift of Music Gala Invitation
  • 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

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 (CD Cover) art by Aaron Tilford
    Desire Lines – Desire Lines (CD Cover) art by Aaron Tilford
  • Desire Lines – Desire Lines (CD Inside) art by Aaron Tilford
    Desire Lines – Desire Lines (CD Inside) art by Aaron Tilford
  • Desire Lines - Juliette (MP3 Single Cover) art by Aaron Tilford
    Desire Lines - Juliette (MP3 Single Cover) art by Aaron Tilford
  • Colton Ford - Will I Ever Be (MP3 Single Cover)
    Colton Ford - Will I Ever Be (MP3 Single Cover)
  • Colton Ford - Next Chapter (MP3 EP Cover)
    Colton Ford - Next Chapter (MP3 EP Cover)
  • AB Soto - Queen Daddy (MP3 Single Cover)
    AB Soto - Queen Daddy (MP3 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)
  • The Village Zendo – Zen Temple, NYC - promotional postcards
    The Village Zendo – Zen Temple, NYC - promotional postcards
  • 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)