About Me

I’m a multidisciplinary creative director, printmaker, and design and technology generalist originally from Toronto, Canada.

Photo of Scott Boms in front of a large wall of wood type blocks at the Hamilton Wood Type Museum
Photo in front of a large wall of wood type blocks at the Hamilton Wood Type Museum by Angelina Lippert.

Design is a job. I make things as a way of asking questions, understanding ideas, connecting with people, and exploring the world. Sometimes those things are small, other times they’re more grand. Sometimes they’re successful, other times not — yet each is step on a journey where process informs direction and growth.

As an integral leader within the Open Arts program at Meta (formerly the Analog Research Lab), my impact as a creative director, designer, printmaker, producer, and design manager has been described as “the cultural heartbeat of the company.”

In all things I value care, thoughtfulness, and craft. I believe that quality always wins over quantity and that there is such a thing as enough. Whether taking the form of physical or digital artifacts or experiences, my aim is to influence the influencers and remind them of the people their work serves and the responsibility that carries.

My work has been presented internationally at the Hammer Museum in LA, the London Design Museum, Designmuseo, Helsinki, Design Museum Den Bosch, the Type Directors Club in New York, and has appeared in HOW, Mohawk’s Maker Quarterly, Fast Co, Wired, Offscreen, Tech Crunch, Inc, and Ad Week among other publications. I also appear in the documentary film An Impossible Project which premiered in Rotterdam in early 2020.

I’ve co-authored and produced several books — most recently, I Take Full Responsibility, and 2018’s Being Hear with Irish illustrator Fuchsia MacAree, and am currently establishing a personal publishing imprint known as Risolute Press.

I periodically speak about design, printmaking, the value of analog process, and communications theory to educational and professional audiences worldwide.

I enjoy making friends with creative folks all over the world and have had the pleasure of creating work with and for with organizations of all sizes. Some of those include:

P.S. I’m not currently accepting freelance projects but am open to talk about potential work opportunities.

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