Since 2000, Wilcox Design has developed award-winning design solutions for arts and cultural organizations, academic institutions and the print and digital publishing industry.

• Book design
• Publications
• Brand identity
• Websites

Jean Wilcox is the hands-on principal of Wilcox Design, engaging with all aspects of every project. Each project begins with a deep research dive into a client’s target audiences, visual culture, and communication goals. The process is collaborative. Jean works closely with institutional leadership, authors, artists, and curators to develop solutions that communicate often complex ideas through the thoughtful interplay of text and images across all platforms.

Jean brings to every project strategic insights and management discipline honed during an extensive career in museum and academic publishing, including long-term relationships with the Harvard Graduate School of Design, MIT Press, and the Bowdoin College Museum of Art. Her portfolio ranges from scholarly books to exhibition catalogs to trade art and photography books. She thrives on collaboration with artists, curators, and architects and our studio has built a rich network of writers, photographers, and technologists that gives Wilcox Design the ability to offer the best talent and complete resources to meet the needs of a wide array of projects.




Clients have included many of the world’s most respected arts and publishing organizations, including the Smithsonian Institution, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Little, Brown and Company, Colby College Museum of Art, and the Provincetown Art Association and Museum.

Our work has been honored by Communication Arts, AIGA Annual Design Competitions, and the Print Regional Design Annual. She has won numerous awards for book design, including recognition from the Bookbuilders of Boston, the AIGA 50 Books / 50 Jackets competition, the New England Museum Association, the New England Museum Association Publications Design Award, and the New York Book Show, and the BoNE show (the best of New England).


Read about what inspires Jean to design on the YUP From the Designer’s Desk blog: