where and what

Note; please see entries about alums in body of blog, sample images of work on right, website links for alums below, and alum blogs lower right... and for goodness sake, follow!

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

stepping up the ID alum blog

After a few weeks and fair amount of success with this blog, I've decided to open the settings for comments so that anyone may put in comment line.
I urge all Alum (and others) to follow this blog, visit frequently, and submit comments that might be useful for networking, contacts, vendors, potential clients, etc.
As the blog's feature-designers list grows, I am being contacted by more alum, and have other resources/contacts that have noted their appreciation of the design work found here.
There is a great breadth of design talent already displayed here and I am working on bringing outside vendors/shops/designers into this forum.
My hope is that this blog may be a hub for display of your craft, a base for contacts/resources for future projects, and a living map of the growth of all the Alum that I have been proud of for so many years.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Erin Bradt (and others behind the scenes)

The ID alum blog grows - behind the scenes, and soon to be a part of the blog: Kai Williams, Josh Corey, Layla Hassoun, and Paul Genberg.

Erin Bradt; Is also in New Hampshire working as a designer for Timberland and she notes that she is, "Just getting her new project out to market - (the) Yele Haiti project with Wyclef Jean- They are earth keeper boots that are made with silver rated tannery leather (tanneries that meet a certain standard for the their chemical processes, and waste managment) and canvas that is made from organicly ground cotton, and rubber that is made from recycled tires- they came out pretty cool and have been pretty popular! (see attached)I am also being sent to the factory in the Dominican Republic next week to work with the factory..."
And, by the way Erin is also excited to be working part time in a french cooking school, and is active in pursuing her freelance work - perhaps more to come on that soon. Please see the image of the Yele haiti project posted here.

Friday, December 4, 2009

(g)natalie hoover mclaurin

Been in contact with Gnat Mclaurin grad 05, she's been very busy lately, noting in her last email the other day;
"I left brooklyn this summer and went to north carolina, florida, tn, new orleans, austin, tulsa, new mexico, arizona, san fransico and portland oregon. then I came back to nyc for 3 weeks to work at the guggenheim as a exhibit fabricator and then I moved to new orleans late september . I worked there last fall as an art preparator for prospect one and I fell in love with the city. I am doing some random work and getting involved with any art projects that come my way."
She's been busy as an art preparator, fabricator, and has been making soft sculpture.She is also a member of the BD Art Collective in Brooklyn, NY. I have copied her blog gnatawho.blogspot.com on this site, and she is working on a website. I look forward to hearing about her adventures in New Orleans!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

kevin mcelroy

Another 08 grad exploding on the local design scene; Kevin McElroy has been developing his steadiness, practicality, and innate talent for shaping simplicity into elegant designs on many levels since he's graduated from Pratt ID. The beauty of the Urbano Wastebasket, the second iteration of Urb Flat, his industrial crating, Medical equipment and the simply romantic "Rocket Toss", a swing on lawn darts for Regent Sports, are just a few examples of this talented designer's flexibility, curiosity, and attention to detail. Please see his website link for all the lovely details, awards, shows, associations, press, and the promise for his future designs. He is also part of the Pratt Design Incubator, where he and Sam Cochran have been working on the fantastic "solar ivy" project which has caused quite a stir in every field of art and design. Of this he noted:
"As for me, I have been freelance consulting a lot and working with the Pratt Design Incubator as well. We recently were part of a discussion panel at the World Usability Day Conference at SVA."
See photo on side-bar.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

steph intelisano works and works

The ever-energetic and upbeat Steph Intelisano and I have been in contact with fair regularity since her graduation in 07. Her design identity has strenghtened as she notes below, and her fine art habit grows and grows! She notes:

By day I am a packaging engineer for L’Oreal Paris and Maybelline cosmetics. After work I enjoy using watercolors, my lead holder, and those refillable Japanese ink pens. I go location painting weather permitting, otherwise I attend figure drawing in Hoboken weekly. Ive also dabbled in figurative sculpture and plan on starting slipcasting at this Jersey City studio in January.

I am trying to get some packaging images from Steph to post, and while she does not yet have a website, she has just locked in blogspot address; http://hibernationhibernation.blogspot.com/ and is working on getting all those great works posted. I look forward to seeing them.

Friday, November 27, 2009

ana linares

Ana Linares is thriving in the design world and has two new products and has given some info here, again don't forget to see her website link.
Ana says:

By experimenting with different materials Ana Linares created Velora, a pattern that allows laser cut steel to be transformed into a three-flower-shaped form that holds a tealight. Velora can be placed in different arrangements to beautifully accent dining tables indoors or outdoors or to complement your interior design.
Available through analinaresdesign.com and stores in New York City.

Duo bookshelf:

The Duo bookshelf has a particular way of holding your books by creating an illusion of lightness.
Available through analinaresdesign.com and stores in New York City.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

ana linares, ian ciesla

ID alum blog is picking up steam; Ana Linares - Grad 2007 - is joining us, I hope to have some more info and images soon, her link is now up here. Ian Ciesla - Grad 2008 - is now here with coroflot link and blog link; it's a storm of illustrative brilliance. Bernardo Guillermo and Jude Heslin-di Leo are now linked with their site for Bear and Lion, with images and updates coming - also soon to follow Josh Corey, Ian Collings, Zach Feltoon and David Wright hopefully, and I'm casting out a line for Zach Cranfield, among others for now.
best Thanksgiving wishes from Andy

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

furniture bound

Pat Fricke, grad 2008, now designing furntiure for the reknown Krueger International (KI). Products currently being manufactured;
Sela lounge collection (KI)He has done work with; Facebook, Microsoft, Ebay, FBI and Giancarlo Piretti on a redesign. See his website link here, but also see his profile on Coroflot. It has more to offer than his website which is a work in progress.
Great professional strides, depth, clarity.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

2008 & 2001

Recent correspondences;
Eli Simon, graduated 2008 currently at (sorry-correction) RISD in the Graduate Ceramics program - see his blog link below. We congratulate him for the large move and the dedication to career, vision and family.

Stephen Floyd, graduated 2001 currently having his first solo fine art show in the USA, at Heist Gallery, nyc, among other world-wide showing firsts this year. See his website link. Congratulations Stephen. Epic, iconic, irreverant, always.

Friday, November 13, 2009

from afar

The first image of ID alumni from Pratt institute is from Victor Monserrate, with a write up in 3rings.designerpages.com - see his coroflot link and his blog in the blog list. From Sao Paulo with the Campana Brothers, to Puerto Rico, working hard as ever. Graduated Pratt I.D. 2008.


This blog is dedicated to all the industrial design students, instructors, professors and practicing designers who have dared to take action, promote dreams, and leap with faith into the wealth of the future.

I hope this forum helps keep the talent fingertip to fingertip. I believe it will, there has been a sounding; so many of you have been searching and finding and making and then coming back and sharing. My own work, ideas and dreams are more substantial, have more depth, profundity and joy because of it. I believe that everyone who shares here will agree.

I ask that you gather and share. Please help find your peers: there are those of you who touch base regularly, occassionally, infrequently, and others who orbit at great distances and send messages at wide intervals; I am grateful. For those we have lost, misplaced... if you can direct contact to this blog for those alum, associates, friends that have lost touch with me directly, but remain in touch with you, please send them here. If you would like your links put up, let me know. If you have news to share, things to say, contacts to make, let's get on with it! If it's a stinker we can it!