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Designers

Silas Munro

Silas Munro

Silas Munro is Chair of the MFA Program in Graphic Design at Vermont College of Fine Arts. His mission is in service of ... more

Silas Munro

Silas Munro is Chair of the MFA Program in Graphic Design at Vermont College of Fine Arts. His mission is in service of beautiful, smart design with empathy for humanity. 

Before his current practice, Munro was Design Director at Housing Works in New York, Designer-In-Residence at NC State and Design Fellow at the Walker in Minneapolis. He holds a MFA and BFA in Graphic Design from CalArts and RISD, respectively. 

Based in Miami, Munro’s From the Desk of: creates design for varied audiences across media that has won awards from ADC, AIGA, Print and SAPPI Ideas that Matter. Silas’ writing about design has been published by GOOD, SpeakUp and the Walker.

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Kristen  Myers

Kristen Myers

Kristen Myers is a communications designer, design educator, and dog lady living in Brooklyn, New York. She is currently a ... more

Kristen Myers

Kristen Myers is a communications designer, design educator, and dog lady living in Brooklyn, New York. She is currently a Senior Graphic Designer at the NYC Department of Design and Construction, Thesis Advisor at Pratt Institute, and Visiting Lecturer at Rutgers University-Newark. She holds a BFA in Graphic Design from Miami University and an MFA in Communications Design from Pratt Institute. Her work has been recognized by 50 Books | 50 Covers, Print Regional Design Annual, Graphis Design Annual, Core77 Design Awards, and featured by TIME, GOOD, Complex, Hypebeast, and Paste Magazine, among others. She likes people, design, and staying up too late on the internet. 

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Momoe Narazaki

Momoe Narazaki

Momoe Narazaki is a designer and illustrator. She is from Saitama which is next to Tokyo in Japan. She likes making stuff ... more

Momoe Narazaki

Momoe Narazaki is a designer and illustrator. She is from Saitama which is next to Tokyo in Japan. She likes making stuff which is not too intellectual but joyful, invigorating, simple almost elementary.

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Oliver Neumann

Oliver Neumann

Oliver Neumann is an Associate Professor at the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of ... more

Oliver Neumann

Oliver Neumann is an Associate Professor at the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. At UBC, he is also an Associate Chair of Wood Building Design and Construction.

Oliver Neumann’s research focuses on the role of digital technology in the building process and in broader speculations of emerging material culture. His research, including design-build projects, explores contemporary fabrication technologies, mass-customization processes, and their implications for design concepts, design methodology, and construction processes.

Oliver Neumann developed an exhibition layout and concept, and designed and fabricated exhibition display units for The Programmable City – Building Codes (with Mari Fujita and Damon Rich) at the Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York, NY, in 2001.

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Katrina Noble

Katrina Noble

Katrina is a Brooklyn-based graphic designer who designs book covers by day and all manner of other things (sweaters, ... more

Katrina Noble

Katrina is a Brooklyn-based graphic designer who designs book covers by day and all manner of other things (sweaters, dresses, hand-bound books, circuit-breaker maps) by night. She has an abiding interest in how everything is communicated, and aspires to one day understand how everything works. katrinanoble.com

Katrina was a 2013-2014 Public Access Design Fellow.

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Danica Novgorodoff

Danica Novgorodoff

Danica Novgorodoff is a painter, comic book artist, writer and graphic designer who currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. As an ... more

Danica Novgorodoff

Danica Novgorodoff is a painter, comic book artist, writer and graphic designer who currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. As an art major, she received her B.A. from Yale University in 2002. Since 2005, she has worked as a book designer for Roaring Brook Press, a publisher of graphic novels and children’s books. Novgorodoff has self-published several comic books, and her graphic novels “Slow Storm” and “Refresh, Refresh” were published by First Second Books in 2008 and 2009. Danica designed the MPP I Got Arrested! Now What?

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Caroline Oh

Caroline Oh

Caroline Oh is a designer and educator interested in creating delightful interactive tools for storytelling, learning and ... more

Caroline Oh

Caroline Oh is a designer and educator interested in creating delightful interactive tools for storytelling, learning and play. She is the Lead Designer and Co-founder of TKOH for which she is currently working on Totem, an interactive platform for collecting personal stories, generously supported by the Knight Foundation. Caroline also teaches typography at the Pratt Institute. 

As a 2013 Public Access Design Fellow for CUP, Caroline illustrated and designed ¡No Me Han Pagado!, a pocket book for day laborers to help protect themselves against wage theft, in collaboration with New Immigrant Community Empowerment (NICE). Caroline holds a Graphic Design MFA from CalArts and a Film BA from the University of Michigan. 

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Karen Oh

Karen Oh

Karen Oh is the creative director ofHOUSEOFCAKES, focusing on design for non-profits, start-ups and entrepreneurs. Her work ... more

Karen Oh

Karen Oh is the creative director ofHOUSEOFCAKES, focusing on design for non-profits, start-ups and entrepreneurs. Her work spans all aspects related to design, from marketing strategy and branding to web development and exhibition design. She is also experienced in non-profit management. In her free time, she works to bring good value, high quality food to her neighborhood of Prospect Lefferts Gardens. She is a founder of PLGCSA and the founder of the Lefferts Community Food Co-op. Karen is a graduate of Colby College (Biology) and received her MFA from Minneapolis College of Art and Design. www.houseofcakes.com

Karen was a 2013-2014 Public Access Design Fellow.

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 Other Means

Other Means

Other Means is a graphic design studio in New York City founded in 2012 by Gary Fogelson, Phil Lubliner, Ryan Waller, and ... more

Other Means

Other Means is a graphic design studio in New York City founded in 2012 by Gary Fogelson, Phil Lubliner, Ryan Waller, and Vance Wellenstein. They work primarily with clients in the cultural sector.

In addition to their client work they teach in the graduate and undergraduate communication design departments at Pratt Institute; co-run Primetime, a non-commercial exhibition space in Brooklyn; co-run Typography Summer School New York, an annual, week-long intensive workshop and lecture program; and produce their own publications, typefaces, and objects that investigate their interests in language, and design’s relationship with popular culture.

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 Papercut

Papercut

Minh Anh Vo & Victor Schuft are two French graphic designers, though their names may sound either Vietnamese or German. ... more

Papercut

Minh Anh Vo & Victor Schuft are two French graphic designers, though their names may sound either Vietnamese or German. Minh Anh was born in Annecy and grew up in Paris. Victor comes from Troyes. They met in Brussels, where they studied Graphic Design and Typography at La Cambre School of Arts. After graduating in 2006, they decided to move to Los Angeles and eventually got married at LAX. They are now living and working in Brooklyn. Papercut is currently working with CUP to design the Fracking in the Delaware River Watershed MPP.

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Nicole Pivirotto

Nicole Pivirotto

Nicole Pivirotto is a designer specializing in print, interactive, identity, exhibition, motion, and whatever lies in ... more

Nicole Pivirotto

Nicole Pivirotto is a designer specializing in print, interactive, identity, exhibition, motion, and whatever lies in between. She graduated in 2011 with her MFA in Design from the School of Visual Arts, and has had the pleasure of working at W. W. Norton & Company, Milton Glaser Inc., and Victoria’s Secret among others. She currently lives in Brooklyn with a chubby cat named Georgie. nicolepivirotto.com

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The Public Society

The Public Society

The Public Society is a multi-disciplinary design studio that seeks, above all else, impact. Impact for our clients, yes, ... more

The Public Society

The Public Society is a multi-disciplinary design studio that seeks, above all else, impact. Impact for our clients, yes, but also for the world at large. We are interested in using our talents to amplify voices that are often unheard but are critical to the public discourse. This is why we are keen to work with those who are interested in collaborating on world-changing and world-bettering ideas, be they commercial or not-for-profit. Making the world a cleaner, more just, and more transparent place excites us. Education excites us. What excites us most of all is collaborating with others to accomplish these goals.

The Public Society were 2013-2014 Public Access Design Fellows and worked on Housing Court Help.

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David Reinfurt

David Reinfurt

David Reinfurt is an independent graphic designer and writer in New York City. He graduated from the University of North ... more

David Reinfurt

David Reinfurt is an independent graphic designer and writer in New York City. He graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1993 and received an MFA from Yale University in 1999. On the first business day of 2000, David formed O-R-G inc., a flexible graphic design practice composed of a constantly shifting network of collaborators. Together with graphic designer Stuart Bailey, David established Dexter Sinister in 2006 — a workshop in the basement at 38 Ludlow Street on the Lower East Side in New York City. The workshop is intended to model a Just-In-Time economy of print production, running counter to the contemporary assembly-line realities of large-scale publishing. This involves avoiding waste by working on-demand, utilizing local cheap machinery, considering alternate distribution strategies, and collapsing distinctions of editing, design, production and distribution into one efficient activity. Dexter Sinister published the semi-annual arts magazine Dot Dot Dot from 2006-2011 and is currently regathering under a new umbrella project called The Serving Library. David is 2010 United States Artists Rockefeller Fellow in Architecture and Design and currently teaches at Princeton University.

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Kyle  Richardson

Kyle Richardson

Kyle Richardson is a Graphic Designer and Artist, raised and based in NYC. She studied Graphic Design and ... more

Kyle Richardson

Kyle Richardson is a Graphic Designer and Artist, raised and based in NYC. She studied Graphic Design and Painting at Cooper Union.  She has worked for Opening Ceremony, Baggu, Friends & Family and currently, she is a part of the in-house design team at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). She self published a publication called Tropical Fantasy that was distributed through Printed Matter’s Art Book Fair 2016 and currently at Topos Bookstore in Ridgewood close to where she grew up. Growing up a New Yorker she feels a responsibility to preserve her home for lower income families, neighbors and friends as the city wouldn’t be the same without them. 

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Joelle Riffle

Joelle Riffle

Joelle Riffle is a communication designer from Cleveland, Ohio. She graduated from Parsons School of Design with a BFA in ... more

Joelle Riffle

Joelle Riffle is a communication designer from Cleveland, Ohio. She graduated from Parsons School of Design with a BFA in communication design in 2013. Joelle has a range of professional and creative experiences, from her time as a graphic designer at the small branding and web studio to her current role as the program administrator at the Parsons Scholars Program. Her design practice and administrative work overlaps in the desire to work from a people-focused approach to collaborate and mobilize for positive change, particularly around underrepresented populations in creative fields.

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Grace Robinson-Leo

Grace Robinson-Leo

Grace Robinson-Leo is a graphic designer living and working in New York. She holds an MFA from Yale University ... more

Grace Robinson-Leo

Grace Robinson-Leo is a graphic designer living and working in New York. She holds an MFA from Yale University and prior to that, studied Architecture at Barnard College. She has worked for Project Projects, Thumb, and Manuel Miranda, and is currently a Communications Design Intern at IDEO. Personal clients include Marc by Marc Jacobs, Trou Normand Restaurant in San Francisco, and a forthcoming book on the artist Morgan Fisher for the Aspen Art Museum.

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Elana Schlenker

Elana Schlenker

is an independent graphic designer, art director, and the publisher of Gratuitous Type, an annual magazine offering ... more

Elana Schlenker

is an independent graphic designer, art director, and the publisher of Gratuitous Type, an annual magazine offering interviews and projects from contemporary creatives. Prior to the establishment of her studio practice, Elana worked as an art director at Condé Nast and a designer at Princeton Architectural Press and Rodale. elanaschlenker.com/

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Nadia Shen

Nadia Shen

Great design is more than style; its a combination of strategic thinking and creative solutions. Nadia Shen strives to ... more

Nadia Shen

Great design is more than style; its a combination of strategic thinking and creative solutions. Nadia Shen strives to deliver design concepts that are smart and engaging, and realized with clarity and imagination. After working as a lead designer at Parsons Institute for Information Mapping, a research and development lab for emerging design and technology, and Post+Beam, an integrated marketing and communications firm, she started Brite Lines-a design consultancy focusing on brand development and user experience for start ups and entrepreneurs. She is a graduate of Chelsea College, London and Parsons School of Design here in New York. britelines.com

Nadia was a 2013-2014 Public Access Design Fellow.

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Judy Siegel

Judy Siegel

Judy Siegel is a UX Designer living in Jersey City, NJ. Most recently, she was Director of User Experience (UX) at MSNBC ... more

Judy Siegel

Judy Siegel is a UX Designer living in Jersey City, NJ. Most recently, she was Director of User Experience (UX) at MSNBC Digital, designing the digital presence for the network. Previous jobs include working as a Senior UX Designer at CNN Digital and Ericsson, as well as fellowships at the DNC (where she designed the first mobile canvassing app) and Govloop.com, as well as stints at Fiserv, VMware and the CDC. In past professional lives, she worked in non-profits as a grant writer and researcher on political campaigns as an organizer.

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Nika Simovich

Nika Simovich

Nika Simovich, a New York based graphic designer, uses interactive experiences to explore the relationship between history ... more

Nika Simovich

Nika Simovich, a New York based graphic designer, uses interactive experiences to explore the relationship between history and the internet. She is interested in non-designed spaces and the intersection of technology and design

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