Alper Yurtseven, SEGD, IDSA is a senior experiential graphic designer and project manager at Mayer/Reed in Portland, Oregon. His work is focused on signage and wayfinding design for PDX Next, a major renovation and expansion of the Portland International airport spanning multiple architectural teams and construction companies. With a background in industrial design, he brings to his work both a creative and technical understanding of form giving.
Keena Suh is an Associate Professor at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York
Keena Suh is an Associate Professor in the Interior Design Department at Pratt Institute and an architect with over twenty years of active professional practice in architecture and interior design in New York City, ranging from affordable housing to commercial and high-end residential design. She balances an understanding of collaborative design practices that complements her pedagogical focus to foster cross-disciplinary collaborations and innovative learning opportunities.
Elyse Handelman is a Junior Architect at Fradkin and McAlpin Architects in the Greater New York Area.
Elyse Handelman is a recent graduate of Pratt Institute, with experience in drafting, 3D modeling, and fabrication. She is experienced in all phases of design, with a strong background in NYC high end residential, mixed use and commercial. Elyse has excellent communication skills and is able to convey complex ideas and work in teams.
Roger Westerman has over twenty years of experience as a designer. His practice focuses on the conceptualization and design of immersive and interactive museum environments and experiences. He has expertise in all phases of the design process, including master planning, concept sketches, graphic design, content research and writing, digitally and manually produced control drawings and renderings, and project management. He founded Roger Westerman Design LLC in 1999, after leaving ESI Design (Edwin Schlossberg, Inc.) (1994–1999).
Michael Gerbino studied graphic design and photography at Pratt Institute. Prior to forming Archigrafika in 2008, he owned the interdisciplinary design firm MGNYC and worked for Graphis, the international journal of visual communication, as the Director of Publications.
This project by a student at Pratt Institute converted computer pixels into black, white and gray tiles. The concept is illustrated with a design for the walls at 42nd Street Subway Station, featuring the faces and feet taken from a vintage photo of the Ziegfeld Follies dancers, who became synonymous with the area. To convey the scale of his design — the entire length of the 42nd Street Station — the designer used a mathematical trick, a spiral presentation that fools the viewer in to seeing the drawings in perspective and in context.