CUP’s core staff supports the organization from day to day, but CUP projects are designed and implemented by teams of artists, designers, educators, activists, and researchers.
Stella Bugbee is a creative director specializing in identity and publication design. Studio projects might range from logos, web sites and books, to self-published projects and collaborations. In addition to running her studio she teaches Advanced Publication Design to seniors in the degree program at Parsons School of Design. Prior to founding a company of her own in the summer of 2005, Stella founded Honest with Cary Murnion and Jon Milott while the three were attending Parsons School of Design. After five years at Honest, she left to work for The New York Times Magazine and then went on to be a Design Director with the Brand Integration Group at Ogilvy and Mather.close
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.close
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.close
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.comclose
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.close
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?close
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.close
Neil Donnelly and Mary Voorhees Meehan are graphic designers who work in print, identity, interactive, exhibition, and motion design. Their clients include Yale University, Williams College, the New Museum, the Guggenheim Museum, The New York Times, Storefront for Art and Architecture, The New School, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. They have been working together since meeting in the graphic design MFA program at Yale. Both are active design educators and live and work in Brooklyn. Neil and Mary will be working with CUP on the upcoming MPP Increasing Immigrants’ Access to Banks.close
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.”close
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.netclose
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.close
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.close
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.close
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.close
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.close
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.close
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.comclose
Manuel Miranda likes helping individuals and organizations graphically articulate their ideas, initiatives, products, and services to the public. After completing his MFA in Graphic Design at the Yale School of Art in 2005, he spent several years at Ogilvy and Mather and 2×4, Inc. Since 2010, he has worked as an independent consultant on projects for The New School, the Van Alen Institute, Siegel and Gale, and Starworks Group. Manuel will be working with CUP on the upcoming Banks on the Fringe MPP.close
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.close