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 Everyday We

Everyday We

Everyday We is a research-driven, collaborative design studio that uses design to translate pressing public and social ... more

Everyday We

Everyday We is a research-driven, collaborative design studio that uses design to translate pressing public and social urban issues into innovative communication strategies, services and programs. Everyday We collaborates with designers, educators, advocates, students, and communities in order to create opportunities for discovery around the everyday. Amy Findeiss and Christopher Patten believe that by closely analyzing these behaviors we can amplify community knowledge and networks into new models of ownership, governance, and public policy through communication and awareness.

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Petra Farinha

Petra Farinha

Petra Farinha is a NY Interaction Designer with several years of experience. She works at Purpose as the Lead Interaction ... more

Petra Farinha

Petra Farinha is a NY Interaction Designer with several years of experience. She works at Purpose as the Lead Interaction Designer and co-manager of the Design Department. From developing websites for large scale collective action for nonprofits, political movements  to civic engagement platforms, Petra promotes and advocates for the value of design thinking and human-centered approaches. Petra studied at ITP, Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU, where she explored the possibilities of technology,  their impact in our daily routines and how they are changing the way we experience cities. Before moving to NY, Petra was a freelance interaction/ visual designer and design faculty at the School of Arts and Design in Caldas da Rainha. prntscreen.net

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James Frankis

James Frankis

James’ core focus is on how design can help to empower people to discover new information and understand complex ... more

James Frankis

James’ core focus is on how design can help to empower people to discover new information and understand complex problems. During his undergrad, in Information Design he designed ways to explain complex scientific information through visualization and interaction design. This led him to being hired by the National Science Museum in London as a designer, where he worked on both exhibition and print design. James is now studying for an MFA in Transdisciplinary Design at Parsons. His work at Parsons has dealt with topics as diverse as making Neuroscience cool, food access in NY and youth empowerment in slum populations. jamesfrankis.co.uk

James was a 2013-2014 Public Access Design Fellow.

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David Frisco

David Frisco

David Frisco is a designer and educator in New York City. He holds an MFA from Yale School of Art. He is on the executive ... more

David Frisco

David Frisco is a designer and educator in New York City. He holds an MFA from Yale School of Art. He is on the executive board for AIGA/NY. He is the principal of DFD: David Frisco Design, a small design practice with an emphasis on clients with social, cultural and environmental purpose. David is an Adjunct Professor at Pratt Institute. He teaches in both the Undergraduate and Graduate Communications Design department. David formed IntraCollaborative: a design collective comprised of four former Pratt MFA students focused on socially responsible design. IntraCollaborative worked on the Rent Regulation Rights Making Policy Public project with CUP and CAAAV. The project has gone on to be translated into Spanish for both New York and San Francisco residents, and most recently has been awarded a Sappi: Ideas That Matters grant which funded the 2015 MTA Subway poster campaign.

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Leah  Garlock

Leah Garlock

Leah Garlock is a visual and interactive designer with an insatiable curiosity for other cultures. In May 2016, she ... more

Leah Garlock

Leah Garlock is a visual and interactive designer with an insatiable curiosity for other cultures. In May 2016, she graduated from Syracuse University’s VPA Communications Design and Newhouse Photography programs. During her studies, Leah received a grant to explore the cross-cultural identities of Korean American Adoptees, producing a short documentary and multimedia exhibit from her research. She employs an empathy-driven design process where she’s had the opportunities to serve on a wide range of socially conscious design projects. In her free time, Leah can be found hiking the trails of the Adirondacks, fueling her love of coffee, traveling, and reading good books. 

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Isaac Gertman

Isaac Gertman

Isaac Gertman is principal of The Independent Group (US), a multi­-disciplinary design practice that collaborates with ... more

Isaac Gertman

Isaac Gertman is principal of The Independent Group (US), a multi­-disciplinary design practice that collaborates with diverse individuals, organizations, and commercial clients to create distinctive work that establishes meaningful, lasting connections with audiences. In addition, Isaac is among the full­time faculty at Maryland Institute College of Art and is the Design Fellow at The Wassaic Project, in New York. Isaac’s work has been recognized by the AIGA and Society of Publication Designers. Isaac earned an MFA at the Rhode Island School of Design and a BFA at the Maryland Institute College of Art.

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Laura Giraudo

Laura Giraudo

Laura Giraudo is an Art Director and Graphic Designer from Argentina, living and working in NYC.Born in ... more

Laura Giraudo

Laura Giraudo is an Art Director and Graphic Designer from Argentina, living and working in NYC.Born in Tucumán, she majored as Graphic Designer at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, where she also taught the subjects Typography, Editorial and Graphic Design. After finishing her studies she established her own studio and then moved to Milan, Italy to complete a Visual Design Master Course at the Scuola Politecnica di Design (SPD).Through the years she has collaborated with different brands such asLAN, Greenpeace, GREY, Kraft Foods, Camelbak, the Center of Urban Pedagogy and Random House, among others, and artists like Lucía Cuba and Irving Flores.She’s currently the Creative Director and partner at Bardo Ind., a graphic design studio based in Brooklyn, NY.

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Melissa Gorman

Melissa Gorman

Melissa Gorman is a multi-disciplinary designer, artist, and entrepreneur living and working in Brooklyn, NY. She recently ... more

Melissa Gorman

Melissa Gorman is a multi-disciplinary designer, artist, and entrepreneur living and working in Brooklyn, NY. She recently earned an MFA in Design from the School of Visual Arts. Her design practice is primarily concerned with visual identity and branding for local startups and small businesses. In her art practice, she is interested in the idea of preservation through illustration, creating a time capsule of aspects of the city through portraits of places bound for extinction. She likes cats more than dogs, finds that yellow is the predominant color in her work, and finds it hard to turn down dessert. costd.com

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Joshua Graver

Joshua Graver

Joshua Graver is a Brooklyn-based graphic designer that focuses on art direction, branding, motion graphics, print and web ... more

Joshua Graver

Joshua Graver is a Brooklyn-based graphic designer that focuses on art direction, branding, motion graphics, print and web design, soundtracking, and problem solving. He enjoys the company of family, friends, and house plants; and he is passionate about social and environmental justice. joshuagraver.com

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

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Anthony Hamboussi

Anthony Hamboussi

Anthony Hamboussi is a photographer who lives in Brooklyn, New York. Hamboussi published his first monograph, ... more

Anthony Hamboussi

Anthony Hamboussi is a photographer who lives in Brooklyn, New York. Hamboussi published his first monograph, “Newtown Creek: a Photographic Survey of New York’s Industrial Waterway,” with Princeton Architectural Press in 2010 and is completing work on his forthcoming book, “La Petite Ceinture.” Hamboussi is the recipient of the 2008 Graham Foundation grant for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts; the 2007 and 2003 New York State Council on the Arts Independent Project Grant in Architecture, Planning & Design; the 2009 Camera Club of New York Darkroom Residency; and the 2007-2008 Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Studio Residency, and has exhibited his work internationally. Hamboussi is currently working on “Ashwai’yyat: A Photographic Archive of Cairo’s Informal Settlements.”

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Cole Hannan

Cole Hannan

Cole Hannan is a director/animator/all-around-visual-artist based in Brooklyn, NY. He loves to make art and use a myriad of ... more

Cole Hannan

Cole Hannan is a director/animator/all-around-visual-artist based in Brooklyn, NY. He loves to make art and use a myriad of mediums to express myself. Currently he is concepting an episodic dreamscape fantasy video series, hand-painting a line of t-shirts and creating animated commercials for them, pitching bands for music videos, writing weird psychedelic songs on guitar, all the while working professionally as an editor/animator/designer. www.ilovemonsters.com

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 IntraCollaborative

IntraCollaborative

IntraCollaborative is David Frisco, Chantal Fischzang, Natalie Sims, Richard Hall and Leigh Mignogna. Our recipe is an ... more

IntraCollaborative

IntraCollaborative is David Frisco, Chantal Fischzang, Natalie Sims, Richard Hall and Leigh Mignogna. Our recipe is an educational methodology: a designer/professor with many years experience combining design with public service, and three former and one current Pratt Communications Design MFA students who’ve worked closely for the last several years.

IntraCollaborative worked on the Rent Regulation Rights Making Policy Public project with CUP and CAAAV. The project has gone on to be translated into Spanish for both New York and San Francisco residents, and most recently has been awarded a Sappi: Ideas That Matters grant which funded the 2015 MTA Subway poster campaign.

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 KUDOS Design Collaboratory

KUDOS Design Collaboratory

KUDOS Design Collaboratory™ is a team of passionate graphic designers, web developers, and strategists working with ... more

KUDOS Design Collaboratory

KUDOS Design Collaboratory™ is a team of passionate graphic designers, web developers, and strategists working with forward-thinking brands, institutions, and agencies. Since 2008 we continue to create beautiful, thoughtful, and sincere products that bring about positive change. We believe in collaboration, experimentation, good typography, user-friendliness and attention to detail. We produce end products that are engaging, coherent, cohesive, and sustainable. kudos.nyc

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Ariel Kennan

Ariel Kennan

Ariel Kennan draws upon her experience in multidisciplinary design to lead research, concept development, and design, ... more

Ariel Kennan

Ariel Kennan draws upon her experience in multidisciplinary design to lead research, concept development, and design, collaborating closely with design teams, clients, vendors, and partners. Her passion is where experience design meets scale – from the palm of the hand to entire cities, and everything in between. She has created new mobile learning concepts, websites, kiosks, media walls, digital signs, new institutions, and new communities. arielkennan.com

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Andy Kennedy

Andy Kennedy

Andy Kennedy is a freelance animator/filmmaker/musician living in Brooklyn. He is a RISD graduate with a BFA in ... more

Andy Kennedy

Andy Kennedy is a freelance animator/filmmaker/musician living in Brooklyn. He is a RISD graduate with a BFA in film/video/animation. His most recent stop-motion animated film, Accumulonimbus, has screened at film festivals and on computer screens worldwide. In collaboration with CUP, Andy has animated corn in Bodega Down Bronx, and made sewer sounds for H2 Oh No! His work can be seen at andykennedy.net

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Lynn Kiang

Lynn Kiang

Lynn Kiang is co-founder of DOME, a multi-disciplinary design studio in graphic design, interaction design, and built ... more

Lynn Kiang

Lynn Kiang is co-founder of DOME, a multi-disciplinary design studio in graphic design, interaction design, and built environments. Previously she led experience design at SYPartners, collaborating with strategists and company leaders in transforming their brand. She was also a media designer at Local Projects, leading graphic and interaction design for museums and cultural institutions. She has also designed at Fathom Information Design in Boston. She received her MFA in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design, a Certificate of Collegiate Teaching from Brown University, and a BS in Psychology from the University of California at Los Angeles. lynnkiang.com 

DOME is working with CUP on the ULURP Envisioning Development Toolkit.

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David  Knowles

David Knowles

David Knowles is a graphic designer and artist specializing in the fields of art, culture, and entertainment. Past and ... more

David Knowles

David Knowles is a graphic designer and artist specializing in the fields of art, culture, and entertainment. Past and present work includes designs for Art Los Angeles Contemporary, Harper’s Magazine, GAMeC Bergamo, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Movement Research, Publication Studio, and Peradam Publishing Group. He has collaborated with dozens of individual artists, writers, and musicians on original books, publications, and exhibitions. His work is held in the collections of MoMA Library and the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

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Jen Korff

Jen Korff

Jen Korff is the founding principal art director and designer of Sophik Studio, a small one-woman shop that works to create ... more

Jen Korff

Jen Korff is the founding principal art director and designer of Sophik Studio, a small one-woman shop that works to create positive change via an illustrative aesthetic and unique strategic approach. Jen’s intention and instinct guides her thinking as she works to build effective solutions that encourage conversation and engagement in and across communities to effect positive social change. Jen predominantly works with a handful of wonderful folks in Brooklyn and Chicago. Jen’s other interests include baking, experimental theatre, drawing her breakfast, cat snuggling, Johnny Cash, the films of Buster Keaton and Ang Lee, gardening, cheese, and golden retrievers. Jen designed CUP’s “Field Guide to Federalism” city studies book alongside teacher extraordinaire, Stephen Fiehn and CUP’s “Are you Ready for a Ruckus?” Urban Investigation book.

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Raj Kottamasu

Raj Kottamasu

Raj Kottamasu is an artist, designer and urban planner. His work includes animation, print & web design, illustration, ... more

Raj Kottamasu

Raj Kottamasu is an artist, designer and urban planner. His work includes animation, print & web design, illustration, design research and cultural programming for organizations including The Architectural League of New York, Public Policy Lab, The Participatory Budgeting Project, and the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation. Raj also currently teaches Information Graphics in the Programs for Sustainable Planning & Development at Pratt Institute. He served as a Public Access Design Fellow in 2012, producing the animated video ‘Work Forced’ in collaboration with CUP and Damayan Migrant Workers Association.  He holds a Master’s degree in City Planning, with a certificate in Urban Design, from MITrajworks.com

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Prem Krishnamurthy

Prem Krishnamurthy

Prem Krishnamurthy is a principle of the graphic design studio Project Projects and teaches design at the University of ... more

Prem Krishnamurthy

Prem Krishnamurthy is a principle of the graphic design studio Project Projects and teaches design at the University of Connecticut.

He served on the 2012 Making Policy Public jury.

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