“It’s through mistakes that you actually can grow. You have to get bad in order to get good.”
— Paula Scher
Jandos Rothstein is an associate professor of graphic design at George Mason University, where he also serves as the Graphic Design Program coordinator. At Mason, he wrote proposals for and spearheaded the launch of two new graduate programs: an M.A. and M.F.A. in graphic design.
Specializing in periodical design and redesign, Rothstein is on his second tour of duty at Washington City Paper, which was a 2014 finalist for “World's Best Designed Newspaper” from The Society for News Design (SND). It also received design awards in 2014 from the Society of Publication Designers and in 2013 from the Association for Alternative Newsweeklies (AAN). Previously, Rothstein served as design director at Governing Magazine and Design Consultant for The Washington Monthly. His redesign credits include City Paper, Governing, Washington Monthly, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, The Times Chain (Illinois), and others.
Rothstein's book "Designing Magazines" was published by Allworth Press in 2007. He is now busy at work on a second book. He has also written for Print Magazine, ID, Illustration Magazine, AIGA’s Voice, SND Journal, and various other publications.
Rothstein has more than 50 awards for excellence in art direction and design, from Print Magazine’s Regional Annual, SND, AAN, the Art Director’s Club of Metropolitan Washington, and others.