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Benjamin Critton

Benjamin Critton

Benjamin Critton is an American designer, art director, typographer, publisher, writer, editor and curator. He lives in ... more

Benjamin Critton

Benjamin Critton is an American designer, art director, typographer, publisher, writer, editor and curator. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, where he makes graphic design from a studio in a neighborhood called Greenpoint. Before moving to New York, he attended the Yale School of Art. Before that, he went to Hamilton College. Before that, he went to William H. Hall High School. Before that, he went to King Philip Middle School. Before that, he went to Morley Elementary School. Before that, he went to Knight Hall Nursery School.

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Glen Cummings

Glen Cummings

Glen Cummings is a graphic designer, design critic and the principal of MTWTF – a graphic design studio specializing ... more

Glen Cummings

Glen Cummings is a graphic designer, design critic and the principal of MTWTF – a graphic design studio specializing in publications, environmental graphics and identity systems. MTWTF engages in collaborative projects with partners in other disciplines, such as architecture, industrial design, and urban planning. They believe that conversation and negotiation are essential to the design process. MTWTF was founded in 2008 and is located on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Glen has worked with CUP on a number of projects including Predatory Equity, Participatory Budgeting, and What is Affordable Housing?

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Daniel D'Oca

Daniel D’Oca

Daniel D’Oca is an urban planner, educator, and curator who specializes in the politics of the contemporary built ... more

Daniel D’Oca

Daniel D’Oca is an urban planner, educator, and curator who specializes in the politics of the contemporary built environment in America. He is Design Critic in Urban Planning and Design at the Harvard Design School, Assistant Professor of Art History, Theory & Criticism at the Maryland Institute College of Art, and Principal and co-founder of Interboro Partners, a New York-based architecture, planning, and research firm that has won many awards for its innovative projects, including the MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program, the Architectural League’s Emerging Voices and Young Architects Awards, and the New Practices Award from the AIA New York Chapter. His forthcoming book The Arsenal of Exclusion & Inclusion will be published by Actar in 2012. He has worked with CUP on several projects, including Urban Renewal: The City Without a Ghetto. 

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Lauren Dellaquila

Lauren Dellaquila

Lauren Dellaquila currently works as a designer and art director in Brooklyn, NY where she lives with her two cats, Massimo ... more

Lauren Dellaquila

Lauren Dellaquila currently works as a designer and art director in Brooklyn, NY where she lives with her two cats, Massimo and Lella. She works with clients ranging from global branding agencies and international action-sport companies, to start-ups and non-profits. She specializes in spatial experience, branding, art direction, conceptual process, and human-centered design. Lauren is a 2009 Project M alumnus, where she refined her skills as a socially-minded designer. Her pro-bono work includes Community Darkroom, BetterGrads, Pizza Farm, COMMON, OpenIDEO, Brooklyn Skillshare, Transforme and most recently, Food Shift. Lauren continues to advise Project M sessions in Belfast, ME, Greensboro, AL and give occasional lectures to budding design students around the north east. laurendellaquila.com

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James Dunphy

James Dunphy

James is a Queens-born graphic designer / problem solver looking to contribute to innovative projects with a social impact. ... more

James Dunphy

James is a Queens-born graphic designer / problem solver looking to contribute to innovative projects with a social impact. His work is primarily centered around typographic design and branding along a wide range of media. After graduating from Parson School of Design as a Valedictorian in Communication Design, he moved to Portland, Oregon to work for Nike. Three amazing years later, he moved back to NYC to pursue life as a freelance designer, currently working towards creating amazing work for organizations that he admires and on projects that he believes in.

James was a 2013-2014 Public Access Design Fellow.

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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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Erik Freer

Erik Freer

Erik Freer is a designer, artist and writer who lives and works in New York City. Currently, Erik works managing the ... more

Erik Freer

Erik Freer is a designer, artist and writer who lives and works in New York City. Currently, Erik works managing the graphic design at the Neue Galerie Museum in Manhattan. Erik also maintains an independent cross-disciplinary practice. Contact Erik and find out more at his website, erikfreer.com. 

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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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