Debra Drodvillo, Chair: After receiving her BFA from Cooper Union, Debra Drodvillo worked for the graphic design
studio deHarak and Poulin. She attended the Graphic Design Program at Yale University School
of Art, from which she graduated in 1993. She worked as a senior designer at several New York
design studios, including Bureau and Design Writing Research, and was a founding member of the
art collective, Class Action. In 1995, she established her own New York based graphic design
consulting firm, Notion Studio. Her work has been published in Print Magazine, Eye Magazine,
I. D. Magazine, American Corporate Identity, Society of Publication Designers, The Type Directors
Club of New York, Gilbert Paper Exquisite Corps, American Center for Design Statements, AIGA
Annual No. 16, “From Suffragettes to She-Devils” by Liz MiQuiston, and “The Design of Dissent” by
Mirko Ilic and Milton Glaser.
Debra was Chairman of the Graphic Design department at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia from 1999–2005, where she also taught and was an Associate Professor. She has also taught at The Cooper Union, Yale University, The School of Visual Arts, Pratt, and Parsons The New School for Design.
BFA: Cooper Union; MFA: Yale University.
Keith Godard, Creative Director: MFA Yale School of Arts and Architecture. BFA, London College of Printing and Graphic Design.
An award-winning industry trailblazer in graphic design for over four decades, Godard is regarded as a renaissance man in the fields of public art and exhibition design. As the principal behind the esteemed design firm Studio Works, which he founded over twenty-five years ago, he has created animation, exhibitions, and prints for such clients as University of Virginia, Fortune Magazine, Business Week, and much more. He focuses on integrating his imagination with a broad range of new media, print, animation, and website and environmental designs.
Jee-eun Lee: An independent designer in New York and Senior Art Director of BR&, a creative agency at DKC. As a core member of the agency, Jee-eun works on full-service branding and design for an eclectic mix of clients. Before joining BR&, Jee-eun worked for renowned designers Mirko Ilic and Milton Glaser, where she was in charge of developing concepts and designing logos, packaging, labels, and other materials for Brooklyn Brewery. Jee-eun also has collaborated with Yona Lee Design in Switzerland to create award-winning logos for various companies. She has taught Publication Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Founder and creative director of AlleyCat Design, a creative strategy firm focused on developing
solutions that drive business and social outcomes. With 20+ years of experience in branding and
business strategy, Bilynsky brings her passion for art, identity, and world affairs to her design,
integrating strategy and culture in ways that align organizations with purpose and meaning. Her
body of work is notable for its relevance to mission, time, place and goals, and has included
partnerships with such prestigious brands as FedEx, IBM, United Way, Tommy Hilfiger, Nine West,
Givenchy and the Memphis Grizzlies Foundation.
Prior to launching AlleyCat, Sophia lived and worked in Istanbul, Turkey, collaborating with an international team to build the first privatized television station. This unique immersion opportunity in full motion graphics placed her on the leading edge of the industry trends in digital and set design. Later, Bilynsky leveraged the experience to build her own broadcast studio, providing creative space with changing set design to television/digital clients like ABC, NBC, and CBS.
Bilynsky has always invested in growing the next generation of designers, both through her hiring practices and her choice of volunteer commitments. She has been chair and co-chair of the University of the Arts Alumni Association and has been a volunteer with Change for Kids in Manhattan. She is also a member of The American Institute of Graphic Arts. She holds a BFA in Graphic Design from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.
Over a long and varied career, Alexander has worked extensively as a graphic designer, a graphic design
instructor, a furniture designer, and a journalist primarily focused on subjects related to graphic
design. His diverse portfolio includes work for clients such as Interior Design magazine, DesignTex,
Bernhardt Furniture, Metropolitan Life, Ameriprise, Strathmore Paper, Independent Curators Inc., Merce
Cunningham Dance Company, RedTop Architects, Duce Construction, The Carpenter Group, Outdoor Life, Good
Harbor, and Red Top Architects. In addition to his commercial successes, Alexander has taught graphic
design at Rutgers University, FIT, MSU and Pratt Institute.
Alexander’s furniture designs have been featured in publications such as The New York Times, Metropolitan Home, Elle Decor, and Vogue, to name just a few. As a journalist, he’s written profiles of movie stars, interior designers, architects, and graphic designers — as well as humorous essays, shopping guides, travel pieces, and interior design articles. His writings has been featured in numerous high-profile publications: American Home Style, Advertising Age, Child, Details, Elle, Elle Decor, Harper’s Bazaar, How, InFashion, Metropolitan Home, Saveur, The New York Times, The New York Daily News, and The New York Post. Between his innovative work in graphic design solutions, his commitment to educating students, and running his clock business, the vitality and diversity of Alexander’s career continue to grow.
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