The How-to Guide on Being a Woman as Told by Men, Retold by a Woman: An exhibition of photographs by Alexa Telano, a Pratt Institute Class of 2016 graduate. At Pratt, Telano earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Photography.
Vernon Ford graduated from Pratt Institute Art School with a BFA in 1963. Vern worked as a design consultant for major consulting firms such as: Chermayeff and Geismar Associates, Sandgren, Murtha Inc., Anspach Grossman Portugal, and Enterprise IG from 1966 to 2001. He created the Fidelity Investments, Citibank and Star Market brands during that time.
Currently, Vern is engaged in design consulting as Vernon Ford Design at his home office in Westchester, NY. Vern is also a Historic Museum Educator at Historic Hudson Valley in Croton-On-Hudson and the Head Designer for its Great Jack-'O'-Lantern Blaze event. He is also a licensed Real Estate Salesperson for Grand Lux Realty in Armonk and has been writing poetry the last 12 years, including self-publishing ten collections. Vern is currently serving as the Scribe/Secretary of the DGT Alumni Association, Inc. Email or call (914) 671-7708.
Robin Hartmann (BFA, 1978) Following graduation from Pratt Hartmann worked in the theatre industry creating and building costumes for many of the Broadway shows of the 1980’s (A Chorus Line, The Wiz, Pippin). She soon found herself working among frogs, bears, and pigs at Jim Henson’s Muppets. For 5 years, she helped pin, stitch, design and create the puppets, costumes, and sometimes props that delighted children and adults alike. Some projects included Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock, various Muppet movies and TV specials. Upon leaving The Muppets, Robin worked as a wardrobe assistant for a season on Saturday Night Live (1985). She then became interested in toy design, and relocated to Cincinnati to work as a designer for Kenner Toys. Robin has worked on many successful projects while in Cincinnati, including working on toy development for Kenner, Hasbro, Gibson Greetings, Empire toys, and Idea Development. Hartmann has also worked on feature films, including 'A Rage in Harlem,' and 'The Shawshank Redemption.' Her accomplishments also include designing costumes and puppets for The Cincinnati Museum Center, The Dallas Children’s Museum, Artworks, and The Smithsonian Institution. The creations Hartmann is most proud of are her children, Rory and Leah. Robin is currently freelancing, and teaching art at The New School in North Avondale, Cincinnati.
Ron Howanich graduated in 1973 from the Department of Industrial Design, and also studied fashion merchandising at University of California, Fresno. His work in Christmas mall decorations and Christmas window designs have received an international award and are featured in two permanent collections, including the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta. Ron is available for special projects. Fine Art Marketplace
Jonathan Mark Levy
"My 'Noise' series has very little to do with sound. 'Noise' is the unfathomable. When we look at a person, we see them as a singular entity. We do not take into consideration the countless number of particles that make up their body. Instead, we only see the surface. 'Noise' is the information too great for the human mind to grasp." Jonathan Mark Levy (Fine Arts, 2003)
Chas Martin (Art Direction/Visual Communication, 1972) worked for ad agencies and graphic design firms in Boston, San Francisco and Portland. Currently, he divides his time between executive presentation support (message and graphics) and fine art. View Profile. View Portfolio.
Robert works as a freelance illustrator, designer, and art director living in New York City. Clients include CBS, Sony Professional Division, Scholastic Publications, Macmillan/McGraw Hill Publishers, The New York Times, Newsday, and many others. Currently staff art director/managing editor of an alternative monthly newspaper, The Sovereign News. View additional work.
Alan Rand (Architecture, 1976) has become well known for photographing up and coming Rock'n'Roll performers in the New York/New Jersey Metropolitan area. There are bands who can say he's photographed them at their first show. Alan has photographed veteran performers such as Dead Boys' Cheetah Chrome, The Heartbreakers' Walter Lure and Billy Rath and New York Dolls' Sylvain Sylvain as well. As cameras have gotten better in low light, Alan has been at the forefront of available light photography in rock clubs. He eschews using a flash in order to get the raw feeling of a musical performance. His philosophy is to shoot from an audience perspective to capture as close as possible the feeling of being at a concert. Originally learning to print in a darkroom, he was taught to print with a full tonal range. Both Alan's color and black and white digital photos have the same attention to detail bringing out the dynamic and tonal range in a photo. View additional photography by Alan Rand.
Alex Scott "I was fortunate to go to a high school with a computer graphics course, and I continued that at Pratt and have been a professional motion graphics / animator / video editor since 2001." View website