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8 Parsons Students Selected for the 3×3 Illustration Annual

Parsons Illustration students Kristen DavisKatie GrossMasuko JoRachel LevitMonica RamosMeghann Stephenson, Janet Sung, and Linnea Gad were selected by a distinguished jury to be included in the 3×3 Illustration Annual. It will be printed and distributed worldwide in hardcover this fall. Congratulations to them and their teachers!

Scroll down to view the 11 Selected works:


Kristen Davis, Go to the Devil, Junior Concepts, Sergio Ruzzier (faculty)



Katie GrossPlay Ball Part 1, Silkscreen, Scott Nobles (faculty)



Masuko JoOdori, Senior Thesis 2, Jordin Isip (faculty)



Rachel Levit,  Sad Girls, Senior Thesis 2, Jordin Isip (faculty)



Monica RamosHuman Hairstyles, Senior Thesis 2, Jordin Isip (faculty)



Meghann StephensonWet and Dry, Junior Concepts, Sergio Ruzzier (faculty)



Janet SungCity Murder, Junior Concepts, Guy Billout (faculty)



Linnea Gad, Series of four (clockwise from top left): Gentlemen of the Press Set, Celotex OfficeStasi ClosetMGM Property Department,  Senior Thesis, Jordin Isip (faculty)




Illustration’s 2013 Senior Thesis Book!

After months of hard work all the student’s pieces have been culminated into this interactive and print form book. Down below is the link to download your own copy of the book. Simply ‘right click’ the navigate to ‘save link as’ and presto! You’ve got your own interactive copy of the Illustration Annual.

Enjoy! And happy summer everyone!


Your Art Could Be Anne Hathaway’s Co-Star!

Song One Productions is looking for artwork to decorate a townhouse (presumedly belonging to Anne Hathaway’s character) for the film, “Song One.” They will not be able to compensate you for your work, but just imagine…Anne Hathaway fans will gaze up at your artwork on the silver screen, or on flatscreens from the comfort of their sofas for years to come!

Below are some examples of what they are looking for.

If you are interested, email with a few pictures or a link to an online portfolio.

Leslie Henkel in the AMT office will be in touch with a pick-up date, and an agreement from Song One Productions not to mangle your work.

Good luck!

Reading Paintings one-night-only group show in DUMBO tonight

Reading Paintings showcases a group of (mostly) recent Parsons Illustration graduates with works that address literature and the collaborations between image and text. It is a one night only event. “It’s going to be a really fun time with booze, music and cool art by cool people.”

Featuring: Charlie Carroll, Leigh CunninghamJohn GarciaJordin IsipMasuko JoSo Yoon KimSu-kyung LeeRachel LevitRay Masaki, Luna Medina, Monica RamosHazel Lee SantinoPaula SearingJulee Yoo

Date: Friday, April 26, 2013, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Location: 135 Plymouth Street, suite 411, DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY


6 Parsons Students with 10 Images Selected to Appear in American Illustration 32 Annual Book

Parsons Illustration seniors Franca Barone, Leigh Cunningham, Kristen Davis, and Meghann Stephenson, and recent graduates Monica Ramos and Hazel Lee Santino (class of 2012) were selected by a distinguished jury to be included in the American Illustration 32 annual book. This year’s distinguished jury included Jordan Awan, The New Yorker; Sergio Baradat, United Nations Postal Administration; Chad W. Beckerman, Abrams; Joele Cuyler, Real Simple; Jennifer Daniel, Bloomberg Businessweek; Grace Lee, Priest + Grace; and Alexandra Zsigmond, The New York Times.

From 8,742 pieces entered by over 1,282 illustrators, magazines, agencies, publishers, and schools, the jury selected only 369 images to appear in the book and represent the best pictures from 2011. It will be printed and distributed worldwide in hardcover this fall. Congratulations to them and their teachers!

Scroll down to view the 1o Selected works:


Franca BaroneMaremaid Dinner, Printmaking Studio, Paul Marcus (faculty)



Franca BaronePattern 2, Senior Thesis 2, Jordin Isip (faculty)



Leigh Cunningham, Penitent IV (left); Penitent IX (right), Sr. Thesis 1, Lauren Redniss (faculty)



Kristen Davis, The Wastes, Senior Thesis 2, Jordin Isip (faculty)



Monica RamosMake Your Own Orgy Kit, Senior Thesis 2, Jordin Isip (faculty)



Monica RamosNaked Ladies 2, Senior Thesis 2, Jordin Isip (faculty)



Monica Ramos, Pet Peeve: Selfies, commissioned for Oh Comely magazine



Hazel Lee SantinoFlower Face, personal work



Meghann Stevenson, January, personal work


Les Kanturek Memorial


It was with great shock and sadness that we learned about our long-standing, dear faculty member Les Kanturek’s passing on February 25th, 2013. Les was an enthusiastic and committed teacher and an extraordinary human being, who deeply touched and enriched the community with his spirit and compassion. He is, and will, always be loved and missed by all of us.

We would like to invite all of his family, friends, current and former students and colleagues to join us in sharing our memories of Les on April 10th, at 7 p. m., at 2 W 13th street, room 704.

We hope to see you there.

6 Parsons Students Awarded Scholarships from the Society of Illustrators; Masuko Jo gets top prize!

Six Parsons Illustration students were awarded scholarships in the 2013 Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Competition. Only 33 works from the 271 selected by the jury for the show from the initial 8,595 submissions received scholarships. Congratualtions to them for this incredible achievement.

Masuko Jo, $5,000 Nancy Lee Rhodes Roberts Scholarship  for OdoriJordin Isip (faculty)

Monica Ramos, $2,000 MicroVisions Scholarship for Naked Ladies 2Jordin Isip (faculty)

Julee Yoo, $1,500 In Memory of Les Kanturek Scholarship for Offering, Nora Krug (faculty)

Annie Seo, $1,000 in Memory of Lila Dryer Scholarship for Meeting,  Steven Guarnaccia (faculty)

Rachel Levit, $500 in Memory of Harry Rosenbaum Scholarship for Pool, Jordin Isip (faculty)

Chelsey Pettyjohn, $250 Leo & Diane Dillon Scholarship for To Covet, Jordin Isip (faculty)



images: Masuko Jo, Monica Ramos, Julee Yoo, Annie Seo, Rachel Levit, Chelsey Pettyjohn


Juniors: Submit Work For the Type Directors Club Scholarship!

Juniors, put your best type forward! This year, the Type Directors Club will award a merit scholarship of $1,000.00 to a student with exceptional skill and talent within the discipline of Typography. In order to be considered for the scholarship each student should submit a pdf or weblink of a selection of typography work to be reviewed by a faculty committee.

Please send your portfolio submission to by Friday, April 5th. We look forward to receiving your submissions! Juniors only please.

For any questions, please email Leslie Henkel,

Parsons Alumna, Director of the Society of Illustrators, in the New York Times!

Anelle Miller, Director of the Society of Illustrators, got her degree in Fashion Illustration at Parsons. The Society of Illustrators has long had a close relationship with the Parsons Illustration program, with increasing inclusion of our students’ work in the prestigious, annual Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Exhibition. The society has not only been a pillar of support for the Parsons Illustration program; it’s also been a constant source of inspiration for students, as classes are often brought over to contemplate works within the hallowed halls of the society–founded in 1901.

A recent article in the New York Times, which highlights how Miller has revitalized the society by programming events to lure a younger, “edgier, more relevant audience,” as she puts it, mentions one such class visit. Read all about it here (and be sure to check out the amazing events happening at the Society of Illustrators, including sketch nights, film screenings, lectures and workshops!)

Photo of Anelle Miller, the director of the Society of Illustrators, by Agaton Strom for The New York Times.

Photo of Anelle Miller, the director of the Society of Illustrators, by Agaton Strom for The New York Times.