Able Parris (b. 1979) is an award-winning, internationally published artist, interdisciplinary creative director and designer. He is Group Creative Director at Translation in NYC.

Together with his wife and long-time collaborator, Julia Parris, Able runs creative studio Analog is Heavy.

Prior to Translation, he was Creative Director, Digital Platforms at Deutsch in LA where he launched Taco Bell’s new site, and lead a huge overhaul of the model pages on (here’s a favorite). Prior to Deutsch, he was Design Director at Big Spaceship where he worked with a range of clients in eCommerce, connected experiences, and innovative digital campaigns. Previously at McKinney, he helped design some of the agency’s most successful, award-winning work.

Parris left Rhode Island School of Design in January 2005 to found his own boutique design studio servicing record labels and startups.

His surrealist collages and typographic illustrations have been sought after and commissioned by publications around the world. In 2010, he was invited by Yosi Sergant to exhibit in RE:FORM SCHOOL alongside Marc Ecko, Shepard Fairey, Michel Gondry, and other esteemed artists from around the world. In 2013, he had his first solo exhibition at Indiana Wesleyan University. In April 2014 he exhibited works with Milton Glaser, Debbie Millman, Paul Soulellis and others in a small group show in Brooklyn.

He is available for contract work and speaking engagements. Email: info[at]


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