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Janet Chan

Janet Chan

Janet is a graphic designer, raised in China and now based in New York. She attended Parsons The School of Design and holds ... more

Janet Chan

Janet is a graphic designer, raised in China and now based in New York. She attended Parsons The School of Design and holds a BFA in Communication Design and minor in Data Visualization. She has worked with commercial clients as well as those in the arts and culture industry. Outside of the office, she enjoys fostering cat and dogs for the ASPCA. Janet is passionate for design and social issues and believes that good design is key to successful communication and education.

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Candy Chang

Candy Chang

With a background in graphic design and urban planning, Candy Chang likes to make city information more accessible and ... more

Candy Chang

With a background in graphic design and urban planning, Candy Chang likes to make city information more accessible and engaging through design and the creative use of public space. She worked with CUP to design the Vendor Power! MPP.

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Melissa Chavez

Melissa Chavez

Melissa Chavez is a graphic designer living and working in Brooklyn, NY. She currently works as an Associate Design ... more

Melissa Chavez

Melissa Chavez is a graphic designer living and working in Brooklyn, NY. She currently works as an Associate Design Director at Vault49 after spending 8 years at the design agency Turner Duckworth. Born and raised in the Midwest, Melissa has also worked on both coasts of the states, bringing a wide range of perspectives to her work. Samples of her work can be found at http://www.melissa-chavez.com/.

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Aaron Chiu

Aaron Chiu

Was it ‘Choice or Chance’, that the lure of finding the Great Reuben would lead Aaron to the ‘Core ... more

Aaron Chiu

Was it ‘Choice or Chance’, that the lure of finding the Great Reuben would lead Aaron to the ‘Core Curriculum’ of the Big Apple? Interspersed between prowling deli-lined alleys of Gotham at night, he found refuge in the welcoming arms of CUP, who guided him through a maze of public policy and planning issues, as he used ‘21st Century Skills’ to cut and paste the pieces together. What will happen next? Down which road will this lead him? ‘Are You Ready for a Ruckus?’ Follow him on his next great adventure!

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Chloe x Albane Chloé Maës, Albane Jerphanion

Chloe x Albane Chloé Maës, Albane Jerphanion

Chloe x Albane is a design partnership started in 2017 in Brooklyn by two NY French transplants Chloé Maës ... more

Chloe x Albane Chloé Maës, Albane Jerphanion

Chloe x Albane is a design partnership started in 2017 in Brooklyn by two NY French transplants Chloé Maës and Albane Jerphanion. While evolving as designers in bigger agencies, they started working together on side-projects in order to regain involvement in the creative process. Their personalities and skills are complementary, spanning from ideation to production, web design to large-scale way finding, and illustration to brand identity. Stronger together, they aim to work on hand-picked projects and collaborations that involve smart ideas and passionate people. chloemaes.com/albane/

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D Wang Zhao  Chloe Chang

D Wang Zhao Chloe Chang

D Wang Zhao (赵梦仪) is a queer, gender non-binary, second generation Han Chinese immigrant from Anishinabek and Odawa and ... more

D Wang Zhao Chloe Chang

D Wang Zhao (赵梦仪) is a queer, gender non-binary, second generation Han Chinese immigrant from Anishinabek and Odawa and Peoria territories (known as Mid-Michigan). They use they/them/their pronouns. They are currently transitioning on testosterone with the understanding that their journey has no end goal. Based in Lenape territory (known as Brooklyn, NY), they are a multidisciplinary designer and illustrator who is passionate about understanding the intersections of fashion, media, design and business so they can hack the system in order to give space and opportunities to marginalized folks. On the side, they make comics, care for their house’s chickens, and dream about ways queer, trans, immigrant, disabled, creatives of color can help each other thrive. 

Website: www.dwangzhao.com

Chloe Chang (张洛书) is a designer, researcher and strategist with 6 years of experience working in advertising and human-centered design firms. She lived in Beijing for 12 years before moving to Brooklyn in 2009 to study Communication Design at Pratt Institute, and has made her home here since. She has experience in branding and marketing from her early advertising days, but is now focused on bringing design-led strategy and research methods to mission-driven spaces and initiatives. Most recently, she has been part of the team at design studio Openbox, designing greater low-income access to Neighborhood Trust’s financial services, creating opportunities for student-led education at the Williamsburg High School of Arts and Technology, and researching how community engagement in urban development projects in the Lower East Side can be more inclusive and beneficial to the communities who live there.

Website: www.chloechang.design

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Boyeon Choi

Boyeon Choi

I am an illustrator/graphic designer based in New York. I love making images to make sense out of things, or sometimes ... more

Boyeon Choi

I am an illustrator/graphic designer based in New York. I love making images to make sense out of things, or sometimes rather to obscure them. I have worked at MTWTF and prior to that, participated in a residency program at Seoul Art Space Geumcheon, as a design group ‘FF’ working on community-based art projects. Currently, I am working as a freelancer to collaborate with various clients on a wide range of projects from printed matters to website. As a side project, I also make zines and hand-silkscreened stationery goods for a project group ‘Instant Rabbit’ which I co-founded with two of my classmates from SVA in 2012.

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Yeju Choi

Yeju Choi

Yeju Choi is a graphic designer / creative director / design educator working and living in New York City. Originally from ... more

Yeju Choi

Yeju Choi is a graphic designer / creative director / design educator working and living in New York City. Originally from Seoul, South Korea, she studied graphic design at Yale University (MFA) and Seoul National University (BFA). Since 2000, she has worked in various parts of graphic design, such as Art Director at Barneys New York, Graphic Design Director at WXYArchitecture + Urban Design, User Interface Designer at LG. Currently, she is running her own design studio NowHere Office in Chinatown and teaching graphic design at Yale University School of Art, and Stern College for Women at Yeshiva University. www.yejuchoi.com

Yeju was a 2013-2014 Pubic Access Design Fellow.

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Nikki Chung

Nikki Chung

Nikki Chung is a graphic designer and the principal of Once & Future, a design studio in NYC dedicated to bringing ... more

Nikki Chung

Nikki Chung is a graphic designer and the principal of Once & Future, a design studio in NYC dedicated to bringing thoughtful visual order to complex information. Once & Future makes identities, websites, mobile apps, books, illustrations, and more for small businesses and cultural organizations. Nikki received a BA in Architecture from UC Berkeley and a MFA in Graphic Design from RISD. She has worked with CUP on Scary, OK With It, Good, Soda Census, and Draw the Line. Her website is http://once-future.com

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Alice Chung

Alice Chung

Alice Chung is a co-founding partner of Omnivore, a small studio with a voracious appetite for cultural- and cause-related ... more

Alice Chung

Alice Chung is a co-founding partner of Omnivore, a small studio with a voracious appetite for cultural- and cause-related work based bicoastally in Brooklyn and Portland. Before venturing into the world of design, she completed studies in biology and health/social behavior and, though perhaps a bit unconventional, has been able to ally those disciplines in her current work. She also teaches typography and intermediate design at Yale University School of Art. Alice is currently working with CUP on the Tomato Supply Chain MPP.

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 CITAD

CITAD

CITAD is a design, consultancy and research studio based in Brooklyn aiming to improve the urban experience for Everyone. ... more

CITAD

CITAD is a design, consultancy and research studio based in Brooklyn aiming to improve the urban experience for Everyone. CITAD learns from cities and their residents, collaborates and helps to build healthy and equitable environments.

With backgrounds in architecture, urban planning and design and sustainable mobility CITAD explores new ways to tackle the social and territorial challenges that human settlements face today.
Website: www.citad.xyz (still under constructiont)

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Alayna Citrin

Alayna Citrin

Alayna Citrin is a graphic designer interested in process oriented design, experimental typography and lettering, and ... more

Alayna Citrin

Alayna Citrin is a graphic designer interested in process oriented design, experimental typography and lettering, and sustainability’s role in the world of design. She is interested in working with people in a rigorous, collaborative environment on projects that use design for good. She graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD with a BFA in Graphic Design and is currently working at as an Art Director at Green Team Global. 

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 Coalition of Immokalee Workers

Coalition of Immokalee Workers

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers is a community-based farmworker organization headquartered in Immokalee, Florida, with ... more

Coalition of Immokalee Workers

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers is a community-based farmworker organization headquartered in Immokalee, Florida, with over 4,000 members. The CIW seeks modern working conditions for farmworkers and promotes their fair treatment in accordance with national and international labor standards. The CIW uses creative methods to educate consumers about human rights abuses in the U.S. agriculture industry, the need for corporate social responsibility, and how consumers can help workers realize their social change goals. The CIW is currently working with CUP on the Tomato Supply Chain MPP.

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Christine Coletta

Christine Coletta

Christine Coletta is an attorney at the law firm Hirschen Singer & Epstein, where she specializes in affordable housing ... more

Christine Coletta

Christine Coletta is an attorney at the law firm Hirschen Singer & Epstein, where she specializes in affordable housing and community development. Christine represents both non-profit and for-profit clients in the structuring, financing and development of affordable housing and mixed-use developments throughout New York City. A specialist in not-for-profit governance, Christine is actively involved in deals ranging from supportive housing to rental and homeownership initiatives. She has held positions at the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development and Fifth Avenue Committee. Christine received her BA from Brown University and her JD from Boston College Law School. She is a native Rhode Islander and lives in Brooklyn.

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The Community Service Society

The Community Service Society

The Community Service Society (CSS) of New York is a 170-year-old nonprofit dedicated to fighting poverty and ... more

The Community Service Society

The Community Service Society (CSS) of New York is a 170-year-old nonprofit dedicated to fighting poverty and strengthening New York City. Throughout its history, CSS has embraced the idea that policy recommendations grounded in research and informed by real life experience inspires legislative remedies, volunteerism, and direct service models that assist populations in need. Across the city and around the state, CSS is working to ensure that every New Yorker has access to affordable, quality health coverage. CSS has recently been contracted by New York State to help consumers enroll in new health insurance options through the NY State of Health marketplace.

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 Community Voices Heard

Community Voices Heard

Community Voices Heard (CVH) is a membership-based community group that works to engage low-income families in organizing ... more

Community Voices Heard

Community Voices Heard (CVH) is a membership-based community group that works to engage low-income families in organizing campaigns to influence policy that affects their families and their communities. CVH was started in 1994 by women on public assistance who wanted to fight to have their voices included in the national debate on welfare reform. CVH places priority on leadership development, policy education, direct action, participatory research and community outreach to build the tools necessary to engage community members and win on policy issues. CVH is currently working with CUP on the Public Housing Participation MPP.

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Thaddeus Cooke

Thaddeus Cooke

Thaddeus was a BCCP student in the I Heart East New York Urban Investigation.

Thaddeus Cooke

Thaddeus was a BCCP student in the I Heart East New York Urban Investigation.

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Zoe Coombes

Zoe Coombes

Zoë Coombes is from Toronto. Her and her partner Francisco David Boira, are now 100% commited to the creation of ... more

Zoe Coombes

Zoë Coombes is from Toronto. Her and her partner Francisco David Boira, are now 100% commited to the creation of software-driven design at their Brooklyn-based business, Commonwealth. Zoe Coombes has worked on “Garbage Problems”.

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Luisa Covaria

Luisa Covaria

Luisa Covaria is a filmmaker, animator, interaction designer and social entrepreneur. She recently graduated from the ... more

Luisa Covaria

Luisa Covaria is a filmmaker, animator, interaction designer and social entrepreneur. She recently graduated from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU. Luisa received a Catherine B. Reynolds Fellowship in Social Entrepreneurship and a Tisch school of the arts Fellowship. In 2004, Luisa received a scholarship to attend the Mahindra United world college of India. In 2009 Luisa received a Davis scholarship to attend Middlebury College where she majored in Film, Media Culture and German. In the past 10 years Luisa has led participatory video projects and develop curricula in India, China, Uruguay, Colombia and the US. Luisa’s films and interactive installations have been exhibited in Korea, India, China, U.S and Colombia. www.luisacovaria.com

Luisa was a 2013-2014 Public Access Design Fellow.

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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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Vendor Power!

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Is Your Neighborhood Getting Too Expensive?

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Show Me the Money!

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