Crimson Design Group was founded in 2005 by Dean Di Simone and Cory Clarke as an interdisciplinary practice, focusing on information technology and new media as it relates to branding, communications, and design. Crimson provides a breadth of design services including environment, interactive, graphic and information design consulting. Current projects include the online branding strategy and build-out for clients such as Nike, Philips, and Mazda. Recent awards and publications for projects by Crimson designers include Communication Arts Design Annual, Metropolis Magazine, and SPA-de Magazine.

Dean Di Simone (BSAE & BSCE, University of Miami; Master of Architecture, Columbia University) has been the creative director and designer on a series of award-winning branding, print and interactive projects for both clients and his former company, KDLAB, and was featured in SIGGRAPH’s Web Expo as creator of one of the ‘finest web-graphics’ works of 2003. Dean has also acted as Creative Director on exhibition designs for clients such as The Eyebeam Atelier, Nike, the SciFi Channel and MoMA. Dean continues to engage academia through teaching and has taught Advanced Digital Media at Yale University, Internet Protocols at Columbia University, and Information Culture at the University of Pennsylvania where he is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture. Dean has been invited to participate as juror in numerous international design competitions as well as speaking engagements focused on both architecture and new media.