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Adriana Cordero, graphic designer, wearing a blue blouse and a big smile.

I'm Adriana Cordero, the principal of DesignCordero.

​I've been a graphic designer for over 20 years, having earned a degree in the field at Pratt Institute in New York City. I have a BA in Communications from Virginia Tech.


Before starting my own studio, I designed at Workman Publishing, Harper Collins Children's Books, National Geographic School Publishing, AARP the Magazine, and AARP Bulletin.

Current and past clients include:

  • Georgetown University Center for Contemporary
    Arab Studies

  • Smithsonian Institution

  • National Association for Area Agencies on Aging

  • Modern Songbook Records

  • Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House

My one-person studio is in the Glover Park neighborhood of Washington DC. When I'm not designing, I'm reading about design, dabbling in arts & crafts, and enjoying the great things that Washington DC has to offer.

Clients say...

Composer and musician Charlie Barnett

Charlie Barnett

Modern Songbook Records

I’ve been working with Adriana for nearly ten years. Each experience has been creative, collaborative and fun. She always makes it her business to get as deeply involved with the content of the project as possible. Each album is different and she has always found the perfect way to visually express the music in each CD. 

Vicki Valosik of Georgetown University's CCAS

Vicki Valosik

Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University

Adriana has an enthusiasm about each project, a keen eye for good design, and a deep understanding of my organization's visual identity that makes working with her feel so effortless. I would not be able to produce my department's biannual magazine without Adriana. She is a miracle worker at making all of our odd bits of content come together cohesively into a beautiful finished product that everyone is always proud of. 


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