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Designers

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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Andrew Sloat

Andrew Sloat

Andrew Sloat is a graphic designer and filmmaker. His studio makes books, identities, educational videos, ads, and websites ... more

Andrew Sloat

Andrew Sloat is a graphic designer and filmmaker. His studio makes books, identities, educational videos, ads, and websites for non-profits, cultural institutions, and corporate clients. He lives and works in Brooklyn, is active in local and state-level good-government activism, and teaches in the graphic design MFAprogram at RISD.

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Maxwell Sorensen

Maxwell Sorensen

Maxwell Sorensen is a Brooklyn- and sometimes Philadelphia-based director and animator specializing in stop-motion ... more

Maxwell Sorensen

Maxwell Sorensen is a Brooklyn- and sometimes Philadelphia-based director and animator specializing in stop-motion animation, traditional puppetry, and a handmade aesthetic. His work has been featured on MTV2, MTVU,FUSE, as an official selection at SXSW, and on small screens across the globe. He has experience as a stop-motion animator and as a digital motion graphics artist working in Adobe After Effects. maxwellsorensen.com

Maxwell was a 2013-2014 Public Access Design Fellow and worked on Shifty Business.

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Sean Suchara

Sean Suchara

I am Graphic Designer, Illustrator and Image-Maker based out of Long Island, New York. I split my time between Art ... more

Sean Suchara

I am Graphic Designer, Illustrator and Image-Maker based out of Long Island, New York. I split my time between Art Directing/Designing the Independent Architecture magazine Take Shape and working as a freelancer in a variety of mediums and formats. In spite of the many hats I put on in my work my aim is always centered on making work that is accessible and educational, work that seeks to humanize and emphasize information and work that isn’t afraid to be made with play or humor. 

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Hot Sundae

Hot Sundae

Hot Sundae is 50% Amelia Irwin and 50% Nicole Killian. They met a year ago while working their design day job at ... more

Hot Sundae

Hot Sundae is 50% Amelia Irwin and 50% Nicole Killian. They met a year ago while working their design day job at Nickelodeon. After realizing they both had the same beliefs over Degrassi Junior High they decided to join forces to create a new super-powered design duo. Amelia had already been trained at Cranbrook Academy of Art and Nicole decided to do the same. 50% of Hot Sundae is from the trails of Appalachia and the other half is from the snow piles of Buffalo. 100% of them like kittens, ice cream, drawing, typography, and pizza. Hot Sundae is currently working with CUP on the Keeping Parks Public MPP.

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Marcela Szwarc

Marcela Szwarc

Marcela is a graphic designer, illustrator and artist. She loves being challenged by both creative and social ... more

Marcela Szwarc

Marcela is a graphic designer, illustrator and artist. She loves being challenged by both creative and social projects, and is especially dedicated to projects regarding environmental justice, women’s rights, and the arts. Currently, she is designing for the Institute of Children, Poverty and Homelessness. Her favorite color is salmon.

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http://marcelaszwarc.net

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Alex Tatusian

Alex Tatusian

Alex Tatusian designs publications, records, environments, and magazines.  He works on civic and social problems in ... more

Alex Tatusian

Alex Tatusian designs publications, records, environments, and magazines.  He works on civic and social problems in New York and recommends you read Toyo Ito’s “Architectural Scenery in the Saran Wrap City”. He will gladly get a beer and noodles with you at Deluxe Green Bo.  

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Melisa Tekin

Melisa Tekin

Melisa Tekin is a graphic designer based in Queens, New York. She holds a B.A. in Urban Economics and Marketing, and a BFA ... more

Melisa Tekin

Melisa Tekin is a graphic designer based in Queens, New York. She holds a B.A. in Urban Economics and Marketing, and a BFA in Graphic Design. Melisa works with community advocacy organizations, small businesses, and corporate clients to help them build and maintain a compelling visual identity for their brands. Melisa believes that good design is an important marketing tool, and aims to bridge the divide between good design and pressing issues in her community through her work. tekindesigns.com

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 Thumb

Thumb

Thumb is a graphic design office that works on both commissioned and speculative projects, usually in the areas of ... more

Thumb

Thumb is a graphic design office that works on both commissioned and speculative projects, usually in the areas of architecture and urbanism. They collaborated with CUP on The Cargo Chain MPP.

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Mary Voorhees Meehan and Neil Donnelly

Mary Voorhees Meehan and Neil Donnelly

Neil Donnelly and Mary Voorhees Meehan are graphic designers who work in print, identity, interactive, exhibition, and ... more

Mary Voorhees Meehan and Neil Donnelly

Neil Donnelly and Mary Voorhees Meehan are graphic designers who work in print, identity, interactive, exhibition, and motion design. Their clients include Yale University, Williams College, the New Museum, the Guggenheim Museum, The New York Times, Storefront for Art and Architecture, The New School, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. They have been working together since meeting in the graphic design MFA program at Yale. Both are active design educators and live and work in Brooklyn. Neil and Mary will be working with CUP on the upcoming MPP Increasing Immigrants’ Access to Banks.

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 We Have Photoshop

We Have Photoshop

We Have Photoshop was born in New Haven, Connecticut in March 2007 and received an MFA from Yale School of Art a couple of ... more

We Have Photoshop

We Have Photoshop was born in New Haven, Connecticut in March 2007 and received an MFA from Yale School of Art a couple of months later. Before We Have Photoshop was born it was a magazine art director and senior lecturer in London; a book designer for university presses in Louisiana and North Carolina; and a designer of corporate literature in New York. In the short time since its birth it has been involved with museums in midtown Manhattan; colleges in Brooklyn, Philadelphia and Oslo; multiculturalists in northern Italy; architects and researchers in New Jersey; and artists in Chelsea and Brooklyn. We Have Photoshop recently completed work on the MPP Know Your Lines.

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 WeShouldDoItAll

WeShouldDoItAll

Sarah Nelson Jackson and Jonathan Jackson are principals of WeShouldDoItAll (WSDIA), a contemporary design studio that ... more

WeShouldDoItAll

Sarah Nelson Jackson and Jonathan Jackson are principals of WeShouldDoItAll (WSDIA), a contemporary design studio that translates clients’ needs into dynamic, visual systems that can be presented at multiple scales. These solutions take the form of branding, interactive, print, environmental or spatial projects. Our name is simply a goal. Designers should not feel constrained to some singular expertise. To survive our own creative game, it is imperative to know that there is not one absolute solution to any given problem. To immerse oneself within different avenues of creativity, forces consideration of the otherwise unconsidered. It’s that method of working that’s exciting and motivating for the studio’s practice.

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 Welcome Workshop

Welcome Workshop

Welcome Workshop is a New York-based silk screening, illustration, and design collaborative between Anny Oberlink and ... more

Welcome Workshop

Welcome Workshop is a New York-based silk screening, illustration, and design collaborative between Anny Oberlink and Maggie Prendergast. We provide alternatives to large-scale, anonymous production and are driven by our belief that design can engage a broad audience. We’ve concluded that sitting alone at the computer pales in comparison to working together and have made teamwork and collaboration our modus operandi. As designers, we choose to negotiate between digital and analog, creating work through pen and paper as well as the mouse.  Welcome Workshop has collaborated with Victoria Yee Howe at Family Business Gallery, NY, Kiosk, NY, Invisible Export Gallery, NY, Project Space, BC and Neighbour, BC.

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Leslie Wood

Leslie Wood

is an Illustrator based in Brooklyn, NY.  In addition to her illustration work she also does murals, ceramics, and ... more

Leslie Wood

is an Illustrator based in Brooklyn, NY.  In addition to her illustration work she also does murals, ceramics, and jewelry.  Leslie received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Illustration from Savannah College of Art and Design.  She is a lover of tacos, travel, and NCAA basketball. leslieawood.com

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Hrudaya Yanamandala

Hrudaya Yanamandala

Hrudaya is an Engineer turned Designer from India. She is currently working as a Design Strategist at the Design and ... more

Hrudaya Yanamandala

Hrudaya is an Engineer turned Designer from India. She is currently working as a Design Strategist at the Design and Innovation Group at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York (MSKCC). Her work at MSKCC primarily consists of using Human Centered Design methodologies to improve patients, caregivers and clinicians experience in Cancer Care. Some of her other work consists of creating communication strategies for organizations like Going to School, India and United Nations Foundation.  She has also been awarded the Public Access Design Fellowship at the Center for Urban Pedagogy in 2018. She holds a Masters degree in Design for Social Innovation at the School of Visual Arts, New York. Hrudaya has a passion to work in the International Development sector. During her free time she enjoys painting, cooking and travelling with her family. To see her work, visit hrudayaveena.com.

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Ping Zhu

Ping Zhu

Ping Zhu is a Brooklyn-based illustrator. She received the ADC Young Gun in 2013 and has been recognized by American ... more

Ping Zhu

Ping Zhu is a Brooklyn-based illustrator. She received the ADC Young Gun in 2013 and has been recognized by American Illustration and Communication Arts. Her clients include the New York Times, Pentagram, New Yorker, Coach, GOOD Magazine, The Independent, Sunday Times, Pushkin Press, Hèlium, and Nobrow Press. She is a visiting instructor at Pratt Institute and a graduate of Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.

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