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

A look at the numbers


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.


#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.


infographic pet adoption

truthThis 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.