Infographic: Noise Pollution

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Noise pollution is the propagation of noise that has a harmful impact on both urban centers and wildlife alike; it is primarily caused by transportation systems and industrial zones. #SayNope is a campaign inspired by the #MeToo movement and its ability to use social media and the power of communication to create positive change. Our goal was to gather all the information we could on the harmful effects of noise pollution and to bring awareness to an issue that is very much present and relevant— yet virtually unnoticed. Ironically, noise pollution is the pollution you that never hear about.

HyoJoong-47 copyHallie Hyojung Kim was born and spent most of her formative years in South Korea and moved to the United States with her family in 2008. She is a Maryland resident, and spends her time searching for cafes, bars, and vintage shops in her area to photograph and taste the local culture. Hallie cultivated an interest in fashion at a young age, but fell in love with advertising as well while attending PrattMWP, located in Utica, NY. During her first year at the institute, Hallie was featured in GDUSA’s Students to Watch 2018. Hallie has always dreamed of a big city lifestyle, and is planning to work in New York City after she graduates from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.


#SAYNOPE to Noise Pollution


daAsset 1@4x.pngMost of us are very used to the sounds we hear in everyday life. Loud music, the television, people talking on their phone, the traffic and even pets barking in the middle of the night. All of these have become a part of the urban culture and rarely disturb us. However, when the sound of the television keeps you from sleeping all night or the traffic starts to give you a headache, it stops becoming just noise and start turning into noise pollution. For many of us, the concept of pollution is limited to nature and resources. However, noise that tends to disrupt the natural rhythm of life makes for one solid pollutant.

Mark_Pei_headshotq.jpgMark Pei is a Communication Design student in New York, pursing a BFA with Pratt Institute. Mark knew he wanted to pursue design ever since an opportunity in high school to design a magazine he founded. With a concentration in Advertising and Art Direction at Pratt, he is working on a vast range of design projects, both personal and community focused.  Mark is excited to continue learning more about the design industry and exploring more into his practice.



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disgustingNintendo is a Japanese multinational consumer electronics and video game company headquartered in Kyoto. They are one of the world’s largest video game companies by market capitalization, creating some of the best-known and top-selling video game franchises, such as Mario, The Legend of Zelda, and Pokémon. Founded on 23 September 1889 by Fusajiro Yamauchi, it originally produced handmade hanafuda playing cards. Nintendo has become one of the most influential companies in the video game industry and Japan’s third most-valuable company with a market value of over $85 billion. Nintendo has developed seven home video game consoles and multiple portable consoles for use with external media, which I will be recording in a graphic timeline through Project Truth.

Ashley Liu transcript

Originally from the deathly swamps of Florida, Ashley is a self-taught illustrator/graphic designer that currently studies at Pratt Institute in upstate New York. Now instead surrounded by excessive amounts of snow, she actively avoids hypothermia by staying indoors and experimenting with the vast possibilities that the world of design offers.





THE MANDELA EFFECT refers to a phenomenon in which a large number of people share false memories of past events. The Mandela Effect fascinates many due to the commonality of the memories, such as The Bearenstein Bears being The Bearenstain Bears. It has sparked a popular theory that we are constantly passing through alternate universe, or that we live in a virtual reality.

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My PROJECT TRUTH graphic displays the word “TRUTH” being cut up by a large question mark, to represent how we are constantly questioning our reality and our uncertainty of what is real (or true) and what is fake.

Peter Corbin is a student at PrattMWP. He was born and raised in a small town in upstate New York. Currently studying Communications Design with a focus on Illustration, he also does work in graphic design, branding, writing, and P.R.

Utica Proud on sale – limited supply.

JoeW_UPBookUtica Proud | College Edition, Volume One is now available in the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Museum Gift shop. The collaborative project showcases Utica from a college student point of view. Created by PrattMWP Communications design students, it features thirty stories accompanied by original photography and illustration celebrating the past, present, and potential of our city. Limited supplies – pick yours up today!

Double click E-Book below to see full size


Or you can check a copy out from the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Library.

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TRUE wireframe art copyEating breakfast has always been an important part of a person’s daily life. Or, at least, it should be. Sadly, not everyone in the world understands how important it is to start the morning off right with a nutritious breakfast. Skipping this meal can negatively effect a person’s health in many ways, including lead a person to gain unnecessary weight. It should not go on being ignored when it is the meal that can help you focus for the rest of the day and keep up your health. To shine some light on this problem, I have chosen to cover it in my Project Truth infographic in hopes of changing people’s thoughts about skipping breakfast in the morning.

IMG_7121Ashlie Glasper is a Chicago based illustrator and designer who is currently studying at Pratt Institute to get her BFA. Whenever she is not busy at school and has time to herself, you can find her working hard on her own personal projects. Ashlie finds inspiration through her own emotions and current state of mind.

Immigration Nation INFOGRAPHIC


There are many subsections that pertain to immigration within the United States.The Statistics pertain to Refugees and Asylum Seekers and Immigration over time, Top States, and Children with immigrant parents. Many children such as myself, in the states are immigrant children and have been brought up differently, unlike your average American households.


Jairo is a child of two immigrant parents, both fleeing from the Nicaraguan insurrection back in the 70’s and 80’s. Growing up in south Florida with Spanish as a primary language. Specializing in many multi-media outlets and analog visuals, Jairo is pursing his dreams as a communications design major at Pratt, in New York.

Weave Infographic


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I chose to do my infographic on weave because often times there are misconceptions about weave. In this day and age weave is so popular and common, but people still don’t know how big the Weave industry truly is. I created this to shed light on a topic that is usually not always talked about. I also wanted to find a way to break the stereotype that only black women wear weave.


Birds & Climate Change

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TRUE wireframe artI decided to do my infographic on how birds have been affected by climate changes and how it disrupts their migration. I raise awareness to the birds that are now endangered due to climate change in order to promote a healthy Earth! The climate operates the flight plans of bird migration around the world. Drastic changes in the climate disrupt migration, and if the bird does not leave its territory before deep freeze hits, they end up not making it through the winter.


Marcela Monko is a Connecticut based designer and artist now studying at the art school, Pratt Institute, majoring in Communications Design. Illustration and Graphic Design being her primary focus, Marcela hopes to become a graphic designer and work in a design agency once she graduates college.

Police Brutality


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It’s no secret that racism is a prevailing problem in America. It’s not something that happened overnight it’s a deep-rooted issue. It affects a lot of things, but one of the big things in today’s society would be police brutality. How would you feel knowing you’re more likely to be killed or even harmed by police simply for the color of your skin? I in no way intend to bash police because I know for a FACT that it’s not all police, heck my mom is a detective so I have a lot of internal insight of the workings of a police force. Again this is not intended to bash, I simply want to shed light on facts. People deserve to know the truth about what’s going on.


Catlyn Smith is an artist originally from Paterson, New Jersey currently enrolled at Pratt Institute. She officially started her artistic journey in 2012 at PCTI, where she worked to receive an Adobe Photoshop certification. She’s constantly working on new styles and concepts. Stay tuned

A Look at the Numbers

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This is a topic that means a lot to me. For the past few months I have researched this issue from all angles and now being tasked with making a info-graphic about this information was just a matter of taking all the research I had put together over the year and making vector graphics to match. After selecting a color pallet and making vectors I believed would bring home the message of my research I formatted it all together to make an interesting yet informing PDF.


Matthew Scott Dempster(born January 29, 1998) is a New Jersey native with a story yet to be told. Equipped with a unique imagination, unparalleled work ethic, can do attitude, and a hunger to start working in the world of advertising.