We Are Public Housing

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We Are Public Housing

What is asylum?

Making Policy Public

What is asylum?

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

Making Policy Public

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

H2 Oh No!

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H2 Oh No!

Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

A Fair Chance

Making Policy Public

A Fair Chance

PAD Fellows

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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Sean Kuhnke

Sean Kuhnke

Sean Kuhnke works as graphic designer in New York City. He holds a MFA from Yale University and a BFA from Virginia ... more

Sean Kuhnke

Sean Kuhnke works as graphic designer in New York City. He holds a MFA from Yale University and a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. Prior to attending graduate school he worked seven days a week at two different printing companies: during the week producing separations for offset printing and on the weekend pulling screenprinted wallpaper by hand. His work is fueled by experimentation in various printing processes. In his practice he seeks out ways to empower others through education and has lectured/assisted in workshops at VCU Qatar, The Ventriloquist Summer School Oslo, and SUNY Purchase. 

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Jenny Kutnow

Jenny Kutnow

Jenny Kutnow is an interdisciplinary designer who uses graphic design to elevate architecture and urban design through open ... more

Jenny Kutnow

Jenny Kutnow is an interdisciplinary designer who uses graphic design to elevate architecture and urban design through open discourse and civic engagement. She holds a Masters in Graphic Design from the Maryland Institute College of Art and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Furniture Design from the Rhode Island School of Design. Jenny has worked with Pentagram, OLIN, and Arquitectonica and she has lectured and critiqued at MICA, the University of Pennsylvania, and Miami-Dade College. Jenny is currently writing a book on the relationship between graphic design and architecture and she will be working with CUP on the upcoming Educator’s Guide, “Backyard Politics.” jennykutnow.com

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 L & L

L & L

L & L is the design partnership of Leigh Mignogna and Liz Seibert. We first started working together ... more

L & L

L & L is the design partnership of Leigh Mignogna and Liz Seibert. We first started working together as MFA students at Pratt, where we developed a design process that is iterative, collaborative and concept-driven. With every project, our goal is to identify core values and extend them into intelligent, engaging designs. We received recognition for our typeface design at the 26th International Biennial of Graphic Design Brno in 2014 and at AIGA/NY in 2013. Previously, we published a book through Pratt Press on interdisciplinary design education, called Five Conversations on Graphic Design and Creative Writing.

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Tatiana Lam

Tatiana Lam

Tatiana Lam is a graphic designer and motion graphics animator residing in NYC, specializing in broadcast packaging and ... more

Tatiana Lam

Tatiana Lam is a graphic designer and motion graphics animator residing in NYC, specializing in broadcast packaging and communication design for social movements. Her aim is to address and build culture through design. She studied film and anthropology at Yale University. Currently, Tatiana works at Lorne Michael’s post-production house Broadway Video, collaborating with notable clients like NBC, SNL, Nickelodeon, National Geographic, the Emmys and various other award shows. Her work spans a wide range of design disciplines, but amongst her favorite projects are: a set of promos featuring an animated character called Tera Byte, set design for The More You Know, interactive works that reimagine historical photographs at 30 Rockefeller Center, a title sequence for the comedy series Tough Love, an animated infographic explaining economic inequity for Colorlines, and a network identity for the show Colored Criticism. 

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Rebecca Lieberman

Rebecca Lieberman

Rebecca is a Brooklyn-based designer and artist who works across disciplines and materials, from websites and brand ... more

Rebecca Lieberman

Rebecca is a Brooklyn-based designer and artist who works across disciplines and materials, from websites and brand identities, to videos and performances. After earning her degree from Harvard’s Visual and Environmental Studies department, Rebecca worked as a Designer at Purpose, where she designed brand identities, websites and civic engagement platforms for major nonprofits and socially-driven corporate campaigns. Currently, she designs digital experiences and brand expressions for progressive brands and businesses as a means to create community and foster social change. She thinks screenshots are the medium of the future, and she believes in the radical potential of animated GIFs. www.rebeccalieberman.com

Rebecca was a 2013-2014 Public Access Design Fellow.

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Greg Mihalko

Greg Mihalko

Greg is a multi-disciplinary designer running a small design practice called Partner & Partners in Brooklyn, NY. His ... more

Greg Mihalko

Greg is a multi-disciplinary designer running a small design practice called Partner & Partners in Brooklyn, NY. His work ranges from printmaking and art books to digital interfaces in physical and virtual space. Previously, Greg has been a designer for Local Projects, Doyle Partners, The Concept Farm, ThoughtForm Design. His focus is on conceptual and visual design for projects such as the BMWGuggenheim Lab, The Jacob Burns Film Center, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, Change by Us and The New York Botanical Gardens. Greg’s work has received recognition from AIGA, MoMA, Graphis, and The Art Director’s Club. He holds a B.F.A. from the Savannah College of Art and Design. partnerandpartners.com

Greg was a 2013-2014 Public Access Design Fellow.

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Teresa  Miró

Teresa Miró

Teresa Miró is an artist and educator from Spain. She earned her BFA in Image Arts from the Universidad Complutense ... more

Teresa Miró

Teresa Miró is an artist and educator from Spain. She earned her BFA in Image Arts from the Universidad Complutense of Madrid, Spain, and her MFA in Intermedia from Arizona State University. She in interested in collaborative teaching and art making practices, arts integration, and using art as a tool for giving visibility, healing, making connections, researching, and creating meaning. Recently relocated to New York City, her work has been exhibited and presented at different national and international venues, and she has taught in universities, nonprofits, community colleges, cultural centers, libraries and other organizations of Spain, Phoenix, Washington State, Chicago and New York.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Talking Trash: Throwing Out the Big Apple

Urban Investigations

Talking Trash: Throwing Out the Big Apple

My ID

City Studies

My ID

Rent Regulation Rights

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Rent Regulation Rights

Store Stories

City Studies

Store Stories

Engage to Change

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Engage to Change

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Hello, My Name is Minimum Wage

City Studies

Hello, My Name is Minimum Wage

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Making Policy Public

En El Campo De Los Impuestos