We are Autotype

We believe design should be beautiful, timeless, thoughtful, and inclusive. That’s why we created this community—a space for seasoned vets, newbies, fans, tastemakers, and mavericks alike—to celebrate design from all angles.

We dig deep into the stories and inspirations behind our favorite brands in the Autotype Design Club, spotlighting a different designer each month. In our marketplace, we curate everyday lifestyle products that fuse form and function—from the pencils we sketch with to the coffee table books in our living room and the chairs in our office. But the impact goes beyond the product. Each month we donate 5% of all sales to our featured designer’s alma mater, encouraging a new generation of creatives to push boundaries and think outside the box.

It’s about amplifying art, sparking dialogue, and connecting as a community. Together, we celebrate design.

The team.

Spearheading Autotype’s mission is founder Derek Galkin alongside Creative Director Andrew Rosenthal, two industry leaders who have been friends and collaborators since meeting in college in 1995. And while each took separate paths in the applied arts—Galkin in brand building and Rosenthal on the agency side—both are committed to the field of design.

Their collective portfolio spans an eclectic mix of brands, from start-ups and niche businesses to nonprofits and global companies, including Adobe, Pantone, SeaVees, House Industries, DWELL, James Perse, Quiksilver, Sperry Top Sider, Giant, Apple, Nike, Toyota, and Incase.

In 2017, after the successful sale of his footwear brand SeaVees to Pentland, Galkin knew whose creative genius to tap for his next idea. When he and Rosenthal launched Autotype two years later, the duo had already collaborated on numerous design projects across 18 years of business and friendship, and wanted to give back to the design community that nurtured them. With Autotype, they invest in the future of design by creating an inclusive platform for designers to entertain the impossible, showcase their work, and find support from a community that values great design.

The two continue to challenge themselves creatively, exploring unique artistic intersections and business ideas. Through Autotype and their many collaborations, Galkin and Rosenthal strive to push the design market to be more innovative, inclusive, and daring.

 

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