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Figuring Out Health Insurance

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Child Support?!

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Rent, Rights, and Repairs

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I Heart East New York

PAD Fellows

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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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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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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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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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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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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Erika Grijalva

Erika Grijalva

Erika is a multidisciplinary UX Designer that inspires action. Employing user-focused strategies and deploying user-centric ... more

Erika Grijalva

Erika is a multidisciplinary UX Designer that inspires action. Employing user-focused strategies and deploying user-centric design, she has helped shape platforms for change. The Rockefeller Foundation, The Global Fund, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art are some of the nonprofit groups she has designed interactive experiences for. Erika also co-designed an interactive platform with the Sierra Club that enabled the environmental movement to drive activism online while mobilizing communities. She holds a Bachelor in Fine Arts from The University of Texas at El Paso where she specialized in Graphic Design. As a Visual Design instructor at General Assembly, Erika has honed her passion to enable others to find success in visual and interaction design. 

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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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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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David  Knowles

David Knowles

David Knowles is a graphic designer and artist specializing in the fields of art, culture, and entertainment. Past and ... more

David Knowles

David Knowles is a graphic designer and artist specializing in the fields of art, culture, and entertainment. Past and present work includes designs for Art Los Angeles Contemporary, Harper’s Magazine, GAMeC Bergamo, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Movement Research, Publication Studio, and Peradam Publishing Group. He has collaborated with dozens of individual artists, writers, and musicians on original books, publications, and exhibitions. His work is held in the collections of MoMA Library and the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

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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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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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Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

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

Public Access Design

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

Share, Where?

Urban Investigations

Share, Where?

Soda Census

City Studies

Soda Census

What Options Doc?

Urban Investigations

What Options Doc?

Now Boarding

Urban Investigations

Now Boarding

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Making Policy Public

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?