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Healthy Materials Lab is Hiring!


Are you looking to join a team of passionate and creative people working to make the world a healthier place for all people? Healthy Materials Lab is looking for a Research Assistant with videography (both recording and video editing), graphic design, systems mapping, and/or data visualization skills to join our team.

This student will assist with recording and editing videos, including interviews and events; diagramming and mapping systems; visualizing complex information into accessible formats, and creating assets for events and general HML use.

Requirements: Undergraduate or Graduate student at The New School with strong representation abilities. Must be a team player, hard-working, and ready to dive into new material.

Apply Here to be considered for Spring Semester work!


BFA Illustration ’19 Students exhibit work @ SMUSH Gallery in Jersey City

See new work by Illustration Seniors at SMUSH Gallery in Jersey City on view November 30-January 27th! The artwork for the exhibition’s poster was created by Hailey Dugan.

 Illustration Seniors:

Sanika Phawde

Alicia Raines

Yogee Chandrasekaran

Hailey Dugan

Illustration Professor, Nora Krug, releases book: Belonging/Heimat

Belonging (US title) / Heimat (foreign title)

A 280-page illustrated and hand-lettered visual memoir on a German family’s memory of WWII.

Belonging wrestles with the idea of Heimat, the German word for the place that first forms us, where the sensibilities and identity of one generation pass on to the next. In this highly inventive visual memoir—equal parts graphic novel, family scrapbook, and investigative narrative—Nora Krug draws on letters, archival material, flea market finds, and photographs to attempt to understand what it means to belong. A wholly original record of a German woman’s struggle with the weight of catastrophic history, Belonging is also a reflection on the responsibility that we all have as inheritors of our countries’ pasts.

Fall 2018 release in the following countries: USA (Scribner), UK (Particular Books), Germany (Penguin Hardcover), Holland (Balans), France (Gallimard). 2019 and 2020 release in the following countries: Norway (Spartacus), Sweden (Norstedts), Spain (Salamandra), Brazil (Companhia das Letras), Italy (Stile Libero), and Denmark (Gads).


Call for submission for MoCCA to all Parsons students

Spring is right around the corner, and so is the MoCCA (Museum of Comic and Cartoon Arts) Festival. This year, there is a  student committee with Illustration faculty Steven Guarnaccia to organize the Parsons’ presence at the festival.

This is a self-publishing, as well as a cartoon and comics festival, so all submitted work should be:

  • Narrative or content driven
  • Reproducible (zines, prints, shirts, badges etc)
  • Available in a minimum quantity of 10

When submitting your work, don’t forget to include:

  • Your name
  • Your New School email (and/or other contact information)

If you are submitting three dimensional artwork (such as dolls, figurines or other sculptures), please include an estimate regarding the number of copies you’d have available for sale.

Please drop off your submissions in an envelope LABELED WITH YOUR NAME AND CONTACT INFORMATION at the Illustration office on the 8th floor of 2 West 13th Street by Thursday, February 23rd, 12:00 pm. No late submissions will be considered. Please include one physical copy of each work you would like to have reviewed.

An email will be sent out by Friday, February 24th to notify you if your work has been accepted.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me ( or Steven Guarnaccia (

This submission is open to all years and majors.


Climate Change Project

Illustration faculty member Wendy Popp has received a grant to coordinate an external project on Climate Change.  The Illustration program will be collaborating with, the international environmental organization on visual interpretaions that go beyond the scope of the polar bear and melting ice flow. 

All faculty members are invited to incorporate this project into their syllabus for the spring semester. 

All students are invited to develop ideas in any manner of interpretation from GIF to storyboard, comic to puppetry, animation to static image, poetry to musical interlude.

The first meeting and presentation with will be on Wednesday, January 25th in room D 1103 in 6 east 16th from 4:45 – 5:30pm.

The work that is generated will be presented in exhibition during Earth week and during a presentation for The Tishman Environmental Design Center in late April. 

It is our hope that the quantity and quality of the work that is generated will further the enhancement of the social media campaign. 

The project is open to all departments of Parsons The New School for Design.

If you can’t attend this meeting, please contact Wendy Popp for more information.

Illustration Faculty George Bates Is Interviewed for Design Arts Daily

Long-time illustration faculty George Bates was recently interviewed for Design Arts Daily:

George Bates Studio specializes in illustration, hand lettering and public art. These interests have led to collaborations with Virgin Mobile, MTV, Nickelodeon, The New York Times, the LA Times, Epic Records, David Carson and the creation of two permanently installed outdoor public art projects for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Arts & Design program that can be seen at 36th Street, Rockaway, Queens and Central Avenue, Bushwick, Brooklyn subway stations. He has also received a public art commission from the RTD FasTracks North Metro Line in Aurora, Colorado now permanently installed as of Sept 2016 and is currently working with the Charlotte Area Transit System on a public art project to be installed in 2018. 

He is a part-itme Professor of Illustration at Parsons School of Design and has previously taught in the COMD program at Pratt Institute. At Parsons he created a new course offering that addresses overall problems and shortcomings in contemporary Illustration education and training. Sketchbook Warehouse is the class he’s crafted and honed over the years to address these concerns as all of the best jobs, learning, and open doors in his diverse career arc have come directly from his sketchbook interest and explorations.

His work has been recognized by the Art Directors Club, American Illustration, Society of Illustrators, Society of Publication Designers, and the Promax BDA awards.
Instagram: bates_george
Twitter: @gBatesstudio
Public Events:
Images from the Charlotte Area Transit System project are currently on display at the Museum of Illustration / Illustrators 59: Uncommissioned, Institutional, Advertising show up til Jan 29th 2017:

You can see the entire interview here.