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
Viktor&Rolf Nike Prada Beauty Issey Miyake Bang&Olufsen Tank Magazine
Shiseido The New York Times
DITA Group Levi Strauss Vertu Jean de Merry Warner Bros.
Harry Winston Landrover Dallas Museum of Art DL&Co Asprey London Coty Prestige
Ad Agency Clients
Wieden+Kennedy/Oceanmonsters/Hello ︎ Sony/Aiwa Saatchi&Saatchi LA ︎Toyota, Anomaly NY︎ L’Oreal, 72andSunny︎ Target, Nook Sleep Deutsch LA︎ Volkswagen, HTC Syrup NYC︎Lycra, Johnson&Johnson Team One︎ Lexus, Marriot, The Ritz-Carlton Pereira & O’Dell︎Reebok
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