Most 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 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.
Nintendo 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.
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.
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.
This project was all about pet adoption. I chose this topic because, as a life long pet owner and animal lover, This topic is something I am passionate about. As I was researching I was excited to find out that this was one fight that we were winning. Adoption rates are at record highs and Euthanasia rates are at record lows. This “True” design was made to show that companions come in all different sizes.
Josh Mahoski is a graphic designer currently attending Pratt MWP. Prior to attending Pratt, Josh lived in Bridgewater New Jersey where he attended Somerset County Vocational Technical School(SCVTHS) part time, for graphic design and silk screen printing. While there he discovered his love for design and decided to make a career out of it. Josh is mainly inspired by music,specifically classic rock and blues. outside of graphic design, Josh also plays guitar and does martial arts.
Autism is a mental disorder that causes challenges with communication, social skills, and behavior. Many people fail to see that autism is a treatable disorder and uses multiple types of treatment in order to help develop different challenges. My cousin is autistic and while researching all of these different treatment methods I learned that my family explored many therapies involving motor skill development and behavior. However, there are treatment options like the Picture Exchange Communication System that focuses on speech through pictures. I want this infographic to show families that children with autism can develop if treatment starts young and families work hard to use many of these different methods.
Bethany Dunn is a current student at Pratt Institute in Utica, NY, studying Communication Design with a focus in illustration. When she is not in school she can be found exploring different art forms in her hometown Mesquite, TX. She strives to be an illustrator loving the work she produces.
My infographic is on Pikes Peak in Colorado Springs, CO. Pikes Peak is the highest summit of the southern Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, in North America. I traveled to Colorado this summer and took the cog rail trail up to the peak and the view and atmosphere up there is breathtaking. For my infographic, I will cover the data including how many people visit at different times of year depending on the weather and what percentage of people drive up, hike up, or take the cog rail up to the top, etc.
Joseph Wendolowski is a student at Pratt Institute studying Communication Design. Aside from digital art, Joseph enjoys drawing and painting. As a profession, Wendolowski dreams to work for a magazine company or branding for celebrities/influencers.
I decided to do my infographic on Mexican candy. At first I was going to do a standard infographic, but something seemed disconnected. So I researched more infographics and came across data visualization. These infographics design with just data.I was more drawn to these and decided to go with it. I think I’m more drawn to these is because of my background. I’m from New York City and there information is flying at you fast, so having something you read where you get the information right away is something I’m going for. In order to make this I am experimenting with Cinema 4D. I want to make these infographics 3 dimensionalI decided to do my infographic on Mexican candy. At first I was going to do a standard infographic, but something seemed disconnected. So I researched more infographics and came across data visualization. These infographics design with just data.I was more drawn to these and decided to go with it. I think I’m more drawn to these is because of my background. I’m from New York City and there information is flying at you fast, so having something you read where you get process the information right away is something I’m going for. In order to make this I am experimenting with Cinema 4D. I want to make these infographics 3 dimensional. Attached are the final products of this project which are located on SketchFab. Click on there images and enjoy! 🙂
Adam Afzali is a NYC native, who currently attends Pratt Institute in Utica New York. He originally went to school for Psychology, but later switched to Graphic Design/ Illustration. Adam brings a raw and unique energy to the table. His playful, satirical personality gives him an interesting perspective that is reflected in his work. In his personal time you can find him at your local bodega.