Jesse Ragan is an American typeface and lettering designer. Ragan has contributed to the design of the typefaces Archer, Gotham, Mercury, Omnes, and Smirnoff. He has worked with the Hoefler & Frere-Jones foundry and Joshua Darden Studio.
After graduating college in 2001, he began working for Hoefler & Frere-Jones. Ragan works on different typefaces ranging from formal to fanciful designs. He mainly focuses on the quality of his work. Since 2005, Ragan has worked independently in Brooklyn. He is currently the part-time principal instructor at the Type@Cooper program in New York City.Type@Cooper is a typeface design certificate program that he co-founded in 2010. When he has the time, Ragan also gives public lectures on his work as a designer and a teacher.