JARED ROURKE
Depending on the time of day, Rourke is a graphic designer, a publisher, a typesetter, a writer, an editor, and a photographer. Most importantly, he's a storyteller. Rourke splits his time doing freelance work and operating Queer Young Cowboys, a small press dedicated to intimate and honest explorations of gay male sexuality.
  • I’m Going to Marry That Boy t-shirt design by Jared Rourke.
Queer Young Cowboys, June 2014.
  • I’m Going to Marry That Boy t-shirt design by Jared Rourke.

    Queer Young Cowboys, June 2014.

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  • Book cover design for Georgina Li’s Like They Always Been Free. Li’s stories range from contemporary rural settings to new colonies on far away moons. 

    Design by Jared Rourke, 2014 for Queer Young Cowboys

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  • Interior print design for Georgina Li’s Like They Always Been Free.

    Each story begins with a two page spread of a tree line. As you progress through the stories, the moon rises from the lower left corner to the position you see above.

    In Li’s story “Notes of the Founders,” a tiny planet and moon symbol serves as a break icon. As you progress through the story, the moon orbits the planet.

    Design by Jared Rourke, 2014 for Queer Young Cowboys

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  • Going Fast in Loose Directions by Ben Kline; book cover design.

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  • Beyond Training by Ben Greenfield; ebook cover design
  • Beyond Training by Ben Greenfield; ebook cover design

  • Separation Anxiety by Chad Culp; ebook cover design
  • Separation Anxiety by Chad Culp; ebook cover design

  • Album and tour branding and design for Americana musician Hilary Scott.

  • The neighborhood.

  • These are proposed designs for a book on hitchhiking. The author ultimately decided to go in a different direction, but I’m rather fond of the work.

    The designs and photographs are completely original work.

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