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Jeff Lai

Jeff Lai

Jeff Lai is a creative director and graphic designer. He started his studio, Office of Jeff in 2004 and works ... more

Jeff Lai

Jeff Lai is a creative director and graphic designer. He started his studio, Office of Jeff in 2004 and works with clients in every industry across a broad range of media including print, motion, and digital. He has taught at the Rhode Island School of Design and Pratt Institute. Office of Jeff worked on What is Affordable Housing?, Bodega Down Bronx, Making Policy Public, and the Zoning toolkit with CUP.

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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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Katie Lee

Katie Lee

Katie Lee is a graphic designer working in print, interactive, and motion design and co-founder of DOME. She began working ... more

Katie Lee

Katie Lee is a graphic designer working in print, interactive, and motion design and co-founder of DOME. She began working as a print designer for Shapiro Design Associates in New York, then as a web designer for Razorfish in its New York and San Francisco offices. In 2004, she moved to Los Angeles where she worked for Brand Integration Group/Ogilvy & Mather, ReVerb, and Prologue Films. Lee was a Creative Director at Local Projects where she designed interactive experiences for museums, cultural institutions, and public spaces from 2007 to 2014. She holds a BA in art from Yale College and an MFA in graphic design from the Yale University School of Art. katielee.info 

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

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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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Damon Locks

Damon Locks

Damon Locks’s work often revolves around people and their landscape. He works in a combination of drawing, ... more

Damon Locks

Damon Locks’s work often revolves around people and their landscape. He works in a combination of drawing, photography, digital manipulation and silk screening. The work can feel socially political or fantastically abstract in its narrative, sometimes stepping out of the realm of image making and presenting itself as button-like objects, or sometimes like newspapers as art with text to further blur the lines between the real and the artistically described world presented.  Damon is currently working with CUP on an MPP about the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights.

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 MANY

MANY

MANY is a design studio based in New York City, founded by Christina Beard and Andrew Shea. MANY develops solutions in a ... more

MANY

MANY is a design studio based in New York City, founded by Christina Beard and Andrew Shea. MANY develops solutions in a range of mediums for a variety of clients. They have collaborated on projects since meeting at Maryland Institute College of Art, where they earned their MFA in graphic design. Both are active design educators and writers.Shea’s recently published new book, Designing for Social Change: Strategies for Community-Based Graphic Design features projects and strategies to help designers work more effectively with communities.Their individual design work and writing has been featured in Core77, AIGA, Designer’s Review of Books, Communication Arts, HOW, and Change Observer, among others. They are committed to creating meaningful design that positively impacts society and they partner with people and organizations who share that passion.

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Tamara Maletic

Tamara Maletic

Tamara is a principal at Linked by Air, which she and Dan Michaelson founded in 2005. The studio specializes in the design ... more

Tamara Maletic

Tamara is a principal at Linked by Air, which she and Dan Michaelson founded in 2005. The studio specializes in the design and production of public space both physical and online. Their clients include The Whitney Museum of American Art, AIGA, Do-Ho Suh, MOS Office, ArtAsiaPacific, Public Art Fund and Yale University. Tamara holds an M.F.A. in Graphic Design from Yale University School of Art and she teaches typography class at Parsons. She worked with CUP on the website for Making Policy Public, and together with Lana Cavar, on the MPP Immigrants Beware! Linked by Air has designed CUP’s new website, which they truly enjoyed working on.

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Pratima Mani

Pratima Mani

Pratima Mani is a graphic designer with roots in print and illustration and a focus on information design. She is a ... more

Pratima Mani

  • Pratima Mani is a graphic designer with roots in print and illustration and a focus on information design. She is a proponent of thoughtful, user-based work that helps deliver visibility to important social issues, and believes that successful design is less about pixel perfection, and more about exploration and prototyping in service of creating an engaging experience, facilitating an interaction or telling a compelling story.
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Sara McKay

Sara McKay

Sara is a freelance designer based in Brooklyn. She has done work for Elixir Design, Carin Goldberg Design, Number 17, and ... more

Sara McKay

Sara is a freelance designer based in Brooklyn. She has done work for Elixir Design, Carin Goldberg Design, Number 17, and New York Times Magazine. Prior to discovering that she was a designer, she had an entirely different career in social justice-based community planning and development. She worked with CUP to design the Barriers to Reentry MPP.

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Adam Michaels

Adam Michaels

Adam Michaels is a cofounder of New York-based design studio Project Projects, and is the editor and designer of Inventory ... more

Adam Michaels

Adam Michaels is a cofounder of New York-based design studio Project Projects, and is the editor and designer of Inventory Books. He collaborated on CUP’s 2005 public exhibition Values & Variety: Shopping on Fulton Street, which formed the basis for the first book in the Inventory Books series, Street Value: Shopping, Planning, and Politics at Fulton Mall, by Rosten Woo and Meredith TenHoor, with Damon Rich. His website is www.projectprojects.com

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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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Manuel Miranda

Manuel Miranda

Manuel Miranda is designer and owner at MMP manuelmiranda.info, a critic in graphic design at the Yale School of Art, and ... more

Manuel Miranda

Manuel Miranda is designer and owner at MMP manuelmiranda.info, a critic in graphic design at the Yale School of Art, and an AIGA New York board member. MMP’s current work includes identities, exhibitions, websites, and publications for the Center for Architecture, City of New York, Metropolis Magazine, the Nike Foundation, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at The New School, and Van Alen Institute. Prior to establishing his own practice, Manuel was an art director at 2×4, Inc. and a designer at Brand Integration Group at Ogilvy and Mather. He earned his M.F.A. in graphic design from the Yale School of art and B.A. from The Evergreen State College. Manuel is working with CUP on the upcoming Banks on the Fringe MPP.

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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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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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Work Forced

Public Access Design

Work Forced

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

Making the Grade

Urban Investigations

Making the Grade

Bail's Set... What's Next?

Public Access Design

Bail's Set... What's Next?

The Wait

Urban Investigations

The Wait

The Newtown Creek BOA

Technical Assistance

The Newtown Creek BOA