Author: Anastasia Eren

Anastasia Eren was born in Ankara, Turkey and moved to Washington, DC in 2013. During her senior year in high school, she completed the High School College Internship Program (HISCIP) at George Washington University's Corcoran School of the Arts and Design. With her great experience in fine and digital arts, she enjoys working with a vast range of materials and subjects. Anastasia is an experienced artist with focuses that include painting, drawing, murals, and digital illustration. She is currently a sophomore Communication Design student focusing on Advertising at PrattMWP, Pratt Institute’s upstate campus in Utica, NY.

Advertising Photos

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I took few pictures of my friends for brand posters/advertisement. Pictures will be edited and used for mockup of my brand.

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PULLED FROM A HAT; UTICA

 

WHERE DID THE CITY NAME COME FROM?

 

“History of Utica; The site of Utica, called in the Oneida tongue “Yah-nun-da-da-sis” meaning “around the hill” is a part of a track of 22,000 acres which George Second, King of great Britain, granded in royal letters patent in 1734 to a number of individuals, but in reality to the governor of the Province, William Cosby.”

“On April 3, 1798, Old Fort Schuyler was incorporated as a village. The inhabitants had met at Bagg’s Tavern earlier in the year to discuss the incorporation and to select a name for the village. There was much debate on subject, some wishing to retain the name of Old Fort Schuyler while others suggested such names as Scanandoah, Washington and Kent. As no decision could be reached, selection of a name was left to chance. They decided to settle it by allowing each to write the name of their choice and put it in a hat; the first name drawn out to be adopted. This proved to be Utica, choice of classical scholar citizen Erastus Clark.” 

“The agreement was adhered to and the bill of incorporation bone the name of Utica, the Port of ancient Carthage. In that year the village contained fifty houses. Talcott Camp was elected the first village president.” 

 

“An ancient city of northern Africa on the mediterranean sea northwest of Carthage. According to tradition, it was founded c. 1100 BC by phoenicians from Tyne. The city declined in the first century BC and was finally destroyed by Arabs c. AD 700. Phoenician city of Utica was located in present day Tunisia. Utica translated as “Old Town” but it contrasts with that of Carthage which translates as “New Town”.”