Counterspace is the collaborative graphic design studio of partners Michael Worthington and Yasmin Khan.
Michael Worthington teaches in the Graphic Design Program at the California Institute of the Arts. His design work has received awards from the ACD, the AIGA, PDC, ID magazine and the New York Art Directors Club, and he was the recipient of a 2001–2 City Of Los Angeles Individual Artist Fellowship. His work has appeared in various publications, including Type Design: Radical Innovations and Experimentation, Area, Idea 341 and Graphic Design for the 21st Century. His work was exhibited in “Californian Dream, Graphic Designers in California”, in Echirolles, France and he has lectured in Holland, Belgium, France, Singapore, Mexico, Australia and England, as well as throughout the USA. Worthington’s writing has been published in Eye magazine, Education of a Graphic Designer, AIGA 365 Annual, Metro Letters and Restart: New Systems in Graphic Design. He received a BA(Hons) from Central Saint Martins School of Art and an MFA in Graphic Design from CalArts, and lives and works in Los Angeles, where his current practice includes writing and curatorial projects, as well as graphic design and typography for print and screen. He organized and curated the exhibition Two Lines Align: Drawings and Graphic Design by Ed Fella and Geoff McFetridge, at the REDCAT Gallery in Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles. He is currently the Co-Director of the Graphic Design Program at the California Institute of the Arts.
Yasmin Khan is a founding partner of Counterspace. Her work has been recognized by the ACD, the New York Art Director’s Club, Creative Review, and output. She has taught at Art Center College of Design and is currently a faculty member at Otis College of Art and Design. Her work has appeared in various publications, including in Étapes, Print, and Graphis. She received a BA (cum laude) from UCLA, a BFA from Art Center College of Design, and an MFA in Graphic Design from CalArts.