The Office of Roy Brooks


(919) 616–2236

Fold Four is a graphic design studio owned and operated by Roy Brooks. He has over twenty years of professional experience designing books for institutions large and small.

Brooks studied graphic design at North Carolina State University. Upon graduation he relocated to New York City, working first in the Publications Department of the Whitney Museum of American Art, and later for the international design consultancy Pentagram. In 2005, after working for several years under the moniker Field Study in Chicago, Brooks founded Fold Four. Now based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, the studio continues to work primarily with clients in the cultural sector.

Brooks was selected as one of the "100 most significant" graphic designers in Area, a curated international survey of contemporary graphic designers published by Phaidon Press, and was featured in the exhibition Young Chicago at the Art Institute of Chicago. Current clients include the Art Institute of Chicago, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Princeton University Press.

Unconventional thinking and a rigorous pursuit of typographic refinement and expression are Roy Brooks’ hallmarks.
— Joe Rosa, Young Chicago exhibition catalogue