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Alumni / Christina Nicodema

"Kids are smart; you can challenge them visually," says Christina Nicodema, a recent ...

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Alumni / Adam Tankell

"You may not notice every day how much of your surroundings is designed," explains Ad...

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Alumni / Joanne Cordero Reyes

A stack of sketches inspired one-time architecture student Joanne Cordero Reyes to ch...

Anna Hu Photo

Alumni / Anna Hu

Anna Hu grew up around gems; her father was a diamond dealer. She studied cello and a...

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Alumni / Ru Kuwahata

How do you stay connected to Parsons?

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Alumni / Martina Sencakova and Amanda Toles

“Martina and I have always had similar ideas about design and aesthetics,” Amanda Tol...

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Alumni / Andrew Mahon

Andrew Mahon transferred to Parsons because he wanted a program that “combined techno...

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Alumni / Manuel Lima

"Parsons opened so many doors in my head," says Manuel Lima, an interaction designer,...

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Alumni / Andrea Ruggiero

“Interdisciplinarity” may be a design school buzzword right now, but for product desi...

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Alumni / Hannes Steen Thornhammar

Management and collaboration are not always seen as compatible, but for Design and Ma...

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Alumni / Justin Shoji

For Justin Shoji, the Design and Management program was ideal, offering him “fluency ...

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Alumni / Aidan O'Connor

The year after Aidan O'Connor earned her undergraduate degree in Archeology and Socia...

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Alumni / Janine MacMurray

Janine MacMurray started her flourishing Manhattan-based company, AREA Interior Desig...

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Alumni / Yingyan Huang

“I’m drawn to projects that involve education and learning,” says Yingyan Huang, who ...

Mark Salinas Photo

Alumni / Mark Salinas

Many creative people enjoy trying their hand at different media, but Mark Salinas is ...

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Alumni / Mark Loeffler

Mark Loeffler’s career as a lighting designer began in the 1970s, when he worked for ...

Tiya Gordon Photo

Alumni / Tiya Gordon

A screening at Cannes is often the pinnacle of a career, but for Tiya Gordon, it was ...

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Alumni / Ghenete Zelleke

“I thought that as I progressed in my career, my interests would narrow,” says Ghenet...

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Alumni / Baris Gokturk

A native of Turkey, alumnus Baris Gokturk describes his experience at Parsons as “cos...

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Alumni / LeighAnn Gill, Georgeana Ortiz, and Charlie Chiang

For their senior thesis project, LeighAnn Gill and Georgeana Ortiz decided to design ...

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Alumni / Grace Tsai

Sometimes there’s a small and simple way to tackle a large and complicated problem. F...

Leah King Photo

Alumni / Leah King

Along with her classmates in the Design Workshop at Parsons, Leah King brought the Ma...

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Alumni / Ariel Newland

Ariel Newland firmly believes in play as a learning tool. "The best way to engage kid...

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Alumni / Prateek Sachdev

You've been associated with Versace for three years now. Can you describe your progre...

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Alumni / Joel Schumacher

Like good orchestra conductors, successful filmmakers understand the parts they're me...

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Alumni / Stefan Caiafa

“Travel is in my blood,” says Stefan Caiafa, who has visited more than 60 countries a...

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Alumni / Jennifer de Klaver

Jennifer de Klaver has covered a great deal of ground in her life and career thus far...

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