The projects on this site represent everything from...
... identity and package design for pantyhose
... to information systems for New York City airports
... and subways
... to the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington.
Each of the projects I have worked on has impacted
the lives of millions.
They ranged from products that had to be sold
to stories that had to be told.
They moved merchandise
and they have moved hearts.
They have opened markets and they have opened minds.
If you want to see your vision become a reality,
I can make it happen.
We are honored to have been acknowledged with numerous awards from each of the following national and international associations during the decades of our practice.
American Institute of Graphic Arts
Annual Graphic Arts Exhibition
Art Directors Club of New York
British Design & Art Direction
Graphic Design USA
ID Annual Design Review
Industrial Design Annual Review
Industrial Designer Society America
Print Magazine Annual Review
Printing Industries of America
Louis Nelson has influenced much of what we see, hear, taste and smell; and how we walk, talk, learn and feel.
A visionary artist in diverse disciplines of strategic planning, story telling, filmmaking, communications, graphics, industrial design; enriched by boundless curiosity and a rare sensitivity to the world around him. He believes, “Design sets a standard that affects our attitude toward quality and our sense of well being.”
He has directed a cascade of public and private programs here and abroad: the mural for the Korean War Veterans Memorial on the National Mall; the United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld Medal; initiated Nutrition Facts on America’s food packages; colored skis for Head; No Nonsense Pantyhose; Statue of Liberty dining, the world’s highest-volume fast-food restaurant; information systems and signs at Logan Airport, JFK, Air Train, World Trade Center and NY transit centers, NYC subways; exhibits and films for America worldwide and US corporations; murals; branding and logos.
Honored with awards from virtually every significant design industry organization in the country and abroad; Nominee for the National Design Medal; Served on the Advisory Board of the International Design Conference in Aspen, Executive Committee for the Worldesign Foundation and numerous museum and foundation boards; Visiting Lecturer at Harvard University, Pratt Institute and other schools in the United States, Canada and Europe; Served in the U.S. Army as a Captain in the Armored Cavalry and a helicopter instructor pilot; Master and Bachelor of Industrial Design from Pratt Institute.
A native New Yorker, lives on Manhattan’s Upper West Side with his wife, Judy Collins, the noted singer, songwriter and author.