Hi NYC peeps! Hope you're surviving the winter cold by staying warm. If you're preparing for the summer, WeWork is hiring an intern. Next Wednesday, Natasha Jen, a partner at Pentagram will be speaking for the 3rd Annual Phil Patton Lecture at SVA. If you're needing some inspiration, check out the Creative Mornings website for quality content. Big thank you to everyone who came out for the last #TDKTuesdays with Bianca Ng about her newest passion project Take Up Space. The burst of energetic conversation that happened afterward was amazing. Let's keep this momentum going into the year!!
— Bianca Ng
Get the low down on your fav NYC creatives, how they started out and if they’re hiring!
We recently got to hang out with hilarious Graphic Designer/Illustrator Braulio Amado, throw back a few Malibu shots and talk all about creating stuff, drawing every day and the mania of New York City.
A big congrats to Stefan Pelikan, one of our 30 TDK Awards’ winners for 2018. A Penn State University graduate from New York, their work was chosen by Verònica from Hey Studio: “In Stefan portfolio there is a high quality in innovation and experimental way. I see a very defined style that I think is good because empower her work. He needs to improve this way and continue going further”. We asked Stefan to answer a few questions for next years TDK Awards’ hopefuls.
A big congrats to Ronnie Alley, one of our 30 TDK Awards’ winners for 2018. A Philadelphia University graduate from Philadelphia, their work was chosen by Steven & Justin from National Forest: “We really like Ronnie’s color sensibilities and minimal approach. His portfolio presents a range of styles while preserving his personal approach to design and illustration”. We asked Ronnie to answer a few questions for next years TDK Awards’ hopefuls.
A big congrats to May Kim, one of our 30 TDK Awards’ winners for 2018. A Maryland Institute College of Art graduate from New York, their work was chosen by Matt & Tim from Sons and Co: “It's exciting to see design that's rule-bending, energetic and a little barmy. Why? Because it points to new possibilities and a designer who isn't worried about what silly old judgy people think”. We asked May to answer a few questions for next years TDK Awards’ hopefuls.
A big congrats to Kathleen Crosby, one of our 30 TDK Awards’ winners for 2018. A Shillington graduate from New York, her work was chosen by Johan from Brand Brothers: “Kathleen shows interesting versatility and bravery that I want to salute! She tackles unusual subjects and her work is both controlled and relevant, with a touch of humour. I am sensitive to her storytelling skills through design and illustration and her abstraction”. We asked Kathleen to answer a few questions for next years TDK Awards’ hopefuls.
Milan Moffatt lives in Brooklyn, NY and leads all things design at SuperHi — a global online community of creative people learning to code together. Previously, she was designing at a small agency in Brooklyn, and before that in Santiago, Chile eating alfajores and working with early stage startups.
Shiny new grad Shrenik Ganatra is totally killing it! He graduated in May 2017 and has since settled into an internship with the karlssonwilker team. Here we chat about his love for trains and cricket; developing and designing the Grotesk 'Bird'; and trading limbs for dream jobs (and then retiring peacefully ‘cause he won’t have any arms left).
We chat to Illustrator, Designer and Shillington Lecturer (and all-round amazing lady), Shanti Sparrow about everything from the global financial crisis to publishing children's books. She tells us about her struggle getting into the industry, and how receiving a 'thanks, but no thanks' email was considered a good day. We talk about how looking back over her childhood artwork helped define her style, and her totally awesome new mag dedicated to promoting student work called Small Fries (cute!).
The Great Discontent
Husband and wife team behind The Great Discontent, Ryan & Tina Essmaker, never really had any formal training in design. Ryan fell into it all through music and Tina's background is in social work - but here they are - and what a lovely thing that is. We talk about working hard, embracing your curiosity and their new live event series TGD Live.
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