Emilio is an artist designer and educator born in Baltimore and working between Brooklyn and Lima Peru. Their practices and collaborations have been supported by the New Museum, Cooper Union, SOMA, Cornell University, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Their work has been presented at Creative Time, Framer Framed, Side Room, and Vlaams Cultuurhuis de Brakke Grond. Martinez Poppe was educated at the Cooper Union and Gerrit Rietveld Academie and is currently a member of the collective BFAMFAPhD and an Artist in Residence at NEW INC at the New Museum.
Abe is the co-founder and Artistic Director of Odyssey Works. Trained in architecture at Cornell University, Burickson’s work spans writing, design, performance, and sound art. His work has been profiled on NPR’s Studio 360, in the New York Times, The Rumpus, ArtInfo, Fast Company, Vulture, the Marina Abramovic Institute's Immaterial, Archinect, the Stanford Storytelling Project, the SF Bay Guardian, SF Weekly, ARTE television, Metro NY,, and elsewhere, and he has lectured at such places as Gallaudet University, The Brooklyn Museum, Cornell University, The Battersea Arts Centre, Fordham University, The GoGame, and Southern Exposure Gallery.
Ayden is an interdisciplinary artist, writer, and the Assistant Director of Odyssey Works. Her photography, performance, video, and installations have been presented by the International Photography Festival, Flux Factory, and chashama, among others. Her work has been exhibited around the world in China, Cuba, Greece, New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. She has lectured and led workshops at The Brooklyn Museum, Battersea Arts Centre, Fordham University, The GoGame, After the Show, Die Fabrikanten, Urban Games Factory, and Flux Factory.
Rick has been a leading presence in design as a practitioner, an educator, and a mentor. In 1988, he founded Thirst, a Chicago-based design collaborative devoted to art, function, and real human presence. In 2006, Valicenti was honored with the AIGA Medal and was included in Cooper-Hewitt’s National Design Triennial. He is the editor of a monograph on Thirst, Emotion as Promotion.
Jackie is a designer for Sosolimited, an art and technology studio that specializes in interactive environments and multi-sensory design. She is the creator of The Little Bug, an award-winning interactive storybook app which received recognition from USA Today as a top 10 kids app of 2014. Jackie studied design for the theatre at the University of Maryland and received her MFA in graphic design from the Maryland Institute College of Art. She now resides in Boston.
Eric Gunther was born in New York in 1978. He studied Computer Science at MIT. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he is a founding partner of the art and technology firm, Sosolimited. Eric makes music and an occasional music video, among them a time-warping dance video for OK Go. During after hours, Eric dances like an alien robot squid, makes vibrating sculptures, and meditates on nothingness.
Mark Mulder is a graphic designer, visual researcher, educator and course director Graphic Design at the Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam University. After his bachelor study in Graphic Design, Mark started his own practice. The Studio for Visual Pop.Culture (http://www.visuelepopcultuur.nl/) is a graphic design studio, which operates in the field of identity, strategy and research. The studio works in a broad variety of contexts: from commissioned work, ranging from corporate identities to cultural communications, and self initiated (research) projects.
Rianne Petter (1975) is a graphic designer and visual researcher who lives and works in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. After her bachelor study (2002) in Graphic Design at Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam (NL), Rianne started working as an independent graphic designer on commissions from both the cultural and commercial circuit, in the areas of art, festivals and fashion. From 2002 until 2010 she frequently tutored at the Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam University. In 2006 she started her visual research on the medium of the poster in collaboration with graphic designer René Put.
IDEO is an international design consultancy that has served countless clients and communities. IDEO is famous for developing and sharing design thinking tools and furthering the principles of human-centered design. Nick, Mitch, and Natalya led thesis students on an astonishing afternoon of group ideation.
Abbott’s projects address the cultural role of design and the public life of the written word. At Pentagram he leads a team designing books, magazines, catalogs, identities, exhibitions, and creating editorial projects. His work and critical writing has appeared in Eye, Print, I.D. and other publications, and he is the co-author of four books, including the classic Design/Writing/Research: Writing on Graphic Design.
Jeremy maintains his own design practice and also serves as a collaborative designer and art director at Ashton Design in Baltimore, Maryland. During his 12-year tenure at Pentagram, Jeremy Hoffman was promoted to senior designer and later named an associate partner. Working primarily with museums and cultural institutions, Jeremy worked on an array of branding, exhibition, and signage projects.
Liz is chair and co-founder of the MFA in Interaction Design Program. Outside of SVA, she is creative director for NPR in digital media, overseeing and guiding both the visual and user experience across NPR-branded digital platforms and content. She is advisor to startups, nonprofits, global companies, and lecturer. Liz is on the advisory boards for the Bridge Guild, NEA Studio, and Austin Center for Design. She has written for design-minded publications, including Eye Magazine, Fortune Magazine, Interactions Magazine.
Prem is a New York-based designer, curator, educator, and writer. He has collaborated with museums and institutions such as the Art Institute of Chicago, Bozar Brussels, Carnegie International 2018, Cooper Hewitt, Guggenheim, Harvard, Istanbul Design Biennial, M+, MoMA, The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, RISD Museum, SALT Istanbul, Whitney, and Yale University Art Gallery on significant identity, spatial, publication, and interactive projects. Prem is also the Founder and Curator of P!, a critically-acclaimed exhibition space in New York City’s Chinatown.
Sarah works and writes — as a strategist, technologist, educator, and cultural critic — at the social intersection of technology, design, and the arts. She is a Senior Associate at Project Projects, the New York-based interdisciplinary design firm, where she leads a variety of interactive, strategic, and publishing projects. Hromack was the founding director of the Whitney Museum of American Art’s digital media department, where she authored and implemented the department's strategic plan, as well as series of creative digital projects, over the course of six years from 2009 through 2015.