Dustin Edward Arnold

Multi-disciplinary designer, photographer and creative director with 15+ years experience leading creative on & offline within the luxury, beauty, technology and lifestyle industries.

Dustin has created rotting environments, developed graphic identites, hacked 3-d scanners, shot fashion campaigns, directed short films, printed his body in gelatin and designed interiors and products. In 2003 he formed DEA/STUDIO as a creative platform for projects within the fashion, beauty and technology space.

His work has been featured globally in publications from Time to I.D. and in institutions and festivals ranging from D+D Design Directory to Art Basel. Dustin has collected over forty international awards and has been named one of fifty winners of the ADC Young Guns 5 award, honoring the world’s next generation of creative talent in visual media and design. In 2008, he received the Young Alumni Innovator award from Art Center College of Design for his unorthodox approach to image-making and brand building and later that same year was selected as one of Print Magazine’s Top New Visual Artists. In 2010 he was selected by Computer Arts UK as “The 10 best designers you don’t know about(yet)”.

He is passionate about cross-pollinating disciplines and genres for a singluar artistic approach. He is one half of the art duo Cope/Arnold (with Nicholas Alan Cope) where they combine the mediums of painting, chemistry, sculpture, fashion and installation as a part of their creative output.

He holds a degree in design & media arts from Art Center College of Design.

DEA/Studio Select Clients

Prada Beauty
Issey Miyake
Tank Magazine
Atlantic Records

The New York Times
DITA Group
Levi Strauss
Jean de Merry
Warner Bros.

Harry Winston
Dallas Museum of Art
Asprey London
Coty Prestige

WIRED Magazine

Ad Agency Clients

TBWA/MAL︎ Apple
Wieden+Kennedy/Oceanmonsters/Hello ︎ Sony/Aiwa
Saatchi&Saatchi LA ︎Toyota,
Anomaly NY︎ L’Oreal,
72andSunny︎ Target, Nook Sleep
Deutsch LA︎ Volkswagen, HTC
Syrup NYC︎Lycra, Johnson&Johnson
Team One︎ Lexus, Marriot, The Ritz-Carlton
Pereira & O’Dell︎Reebok


Fahey/Klein Los Angeles Youngblood 2017
Art Basel Miami "Idolize"  2013
Bleeker Street Arts Club "Sub Rosa" New York, NY 2013
SOME/THINGS & He went to the Sea in his Carriage & Horse Paris, France 2011
Adidas Y-3 Exhibition, Sometimes Comes Mother, Sometimes Comes Wolf New York, NY 2010
ADAC Design Museum, Spoken With Eyes Exhibiton
Pahris LLC, Ontogeny
D+D Design Directory, Homage a Chanel Mademoiselle
Los Angeles Times Media Center ACCD, 3x3


CITIX60 "Los Angeles" Viction:ary
Packaging Materials "M-System" Sandu Publishing March 2014
Post-Matter "Cope/Arnold: Trembling Topographies" March 2014
Favourite Design Annual 2013 "Koko Bottle" March 2014
Black, White & Grey "Xylem Packaging" Sandu Publishing Feb 2014
Stylezeitgeist Magazine Vol. 5 "Cope/Arnold: From the Ground Up" Feb 2014
Ssense "Cross-over artists: Blurring the Boundries of art and fashion Cope/Arnold" January 2014
Design Express Vol.2 Borch Books 2013
Redefine Magazine "Vedas" September 2013
Ladies N' Gents "Dustin Edward Arnold Interview" August 2013
New Plane Vol.3 "Packaging & Products" Borch Books 2013
Computer Arts Magazine "Photographic Trends: Micro photography"
Big Packaging, Hightone Books 2013
Unpack Me, Sandu Publishing 2013
Mother Magazine Volume 2 "Transcendence" Summer 2013
Bullet Magazine Volume X "The Future Issue" Spring 2013
Dezeen Magazine "Vedas, Sculptural Garments" May, 29 2013
Talk Magazine Issue #23 “The Inspire Issue” February/March 2013
Yatzer "Lessons in Sculptural Photography and the Resurrection of Still Life" January 2013
Seven Hollywood Issue #01 "ICONS" Fall/Winter 2012
Maker Magazine Issue #02 “The Night Issue” Winter 2012
Viene Magazine Special Issue "Future Past" Curated by Cope/Arnold Winter 2012
The Wild Magazine "The Woman Issue"
Viewpoint Magazine Issue# 29 “The Celebrity Issue” Winter 2011
Graphic Design Now: Charlotte Fiell, Peter Fiell, Taschen
Ornamental Type: by Steve Heller and Gail Anderson, Thames & Hudson
Computer Arts April 2010, 84 Top Tips for Studio Success
Computer Arts July 2009, The 10 Best Designers You Don’t Know About Yet
Eye Magazine #69 2008, Mad About Awards
Design Taxi, Talent Spotlight: Los Angeles
Print Magazine, New Visual Artists 2008
Grafik Tasarim Magazine (Istanbul) #11 2007, Studio Profile
Spark: Inspirational Graphic Design, Page One Publishing
Design Matters: Packaging, Rockport Publishers
Color Management for Package Design, Rockport Publishers
Etapes (France)
IDN Magazine V.14 #1, B/W Issue, Feature Article/Profile 
Step Magazine, Top 25 International Emerging Design Talent 2006