ECS is a graphic design studio in New York City that specializes in clear, beautiful communication for individuals, companies, and organizations of all sizes.

For more than 16 years, ECS has made images, typography, and identities for clients in fashion, the arts, finance, publishing, and more. 

ECS designs & directs:

  • Branding strategies
  • Identities
  • Print collateral
  • Digital collateral
  • Photoshoots
  • Typography & lettering

Elizabeth Carey Smith is a design director, writer, teacher, and board member who speaks frequently at conferences about the nature of typography in current and historical contexts.


Typography 1
— City College of New York, Fall 2018

— School of Visual Arts, Summer 2018

Specimen Workshop
— UMPRUM, Prague, Czech Republic, Spring 2018

University of the Arts, Philadelphia, 2017
City College of New York, 2011 – present
New York University, 2010 – 2011


Watch recent talks:

Type in Couture
— TYPOBerlin, May 2018
— Type Drives Culture, March 2018

The Aging Graphic Designer
— Interview with Chris Do, May 2018

Big Branding & Our Sense of Place
— Typographics, June 2016

Return of the Type Director
— Type Directors Club, May 2016