The Stony Brook School

Print Design / Photography
Created at Open Book Communications


The Stony Brook School is a boarding school in Long Island, founded in 1922, with an emphasis on cultivating life-long learners and leaders.



As part of a larger suite of deliverables, the Open Book team concepted and produced a tangible "Look Book" to tell the school's story of wisdom, imagination, and vision. Using a series of dynamic and bold portraits, the book makes students and faculty the star. Building upon the central idea of "learners and leaders," we layered it with a multiplicity of themes—asking big questions, innovation, faith & culture, diversity—while threading wisdom and imagination through it all. Our strategy was to create something that would both produce pride among stakeholders and tell a compelling story to new audiences.



Under direction of our creative director, and in close partnership with our writer, I led design for the 92-page book. I also photographed the suite of Stony Brook portraits, which were used across print, digital, and video materials. Together, we created a final product that tells the Stony Brook story and shares its vision in a beautiful and tangible way. 


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