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Quick Hit: Pillows designed by Illustration Alum Lindsey Balbierz

Parsons Illustration Alum Lindsey Balbierz recently contacted us with the following news:

I’m really excited to share with you what I have been working on the past few months: my new illustrated traffic scene pillow designs.

My pillow covers are available for purchase here: http://envelop.eu/shop/designers/p/detail/lindseybalbierz

Congrats, Lindsey.  Fantastic, fun work!

Lindsey Balbierz’s plates at Fishs Eddy!


Parsons Illustration Alum Lindsey Balbierz recently sent this email to us:

Yep,  my plates are finally being sampled at FISHS EDDY in Union Square tucked away in the north west corner (East 19th and Broadway) across from  ABC Carpet. I worked on them last summer and they have long been in the works. Please go in and ask to see them! They are trying to see how much interest it gets, so please ask for it if you don’t see it right away!! Just tell them they are the aerial traffic series, one is yellow another is blue. There might just be a few of the two (of 4) designs that I created on the floor.

Thanks so much! I hope that it will be a big success and that the line of 4 pieces will be produced by summer and marketed online.


Amazing work, Lindsay.  Thanks for letting us pass the word along to everyone else!  Speaking of everyone else, you should all check out Lindsey’s website and her blog to keep up with all the fantastic and interesting work she’s got in progress.

After the Fact: ICON5 & Xerox project

As a sponsor of ICON5, held July 2 – 5 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York, Xerox Corporation worked in partnership with ICON5 to produce a deck of cards as a commemorative gift for the more than 400 illustrators who attended. ICON5 organizers arranged for top students from three New York design schools – the Fashion Institute of Technology, Parsons The New School for Design and the School of Visual Arts – and the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, to contribute original illustrations and designs by 52 students.

“As illustrators, we don’t go to an office every day, so ICON5 is a great opportunity to be around people who do what we do, to talk about trends and issues and to get re-inspired,” said Whitney Sherman, president of ICON5 and chair of the Illustration Department, Maryland Institute College of Art. “It’s important for ICON5 to use projects like the deck of cards to engage our future attendees. And for the students, it’s a great opportunity to get exposure to a few hundred of the world’s top illustrators, designers and others who can influence their careers.”

She added: “From an academic perspective, the project fits well with contemporary educational models of  blending creativity and professional development. It gave students creative freedom and realistic deadlines.”

To develop the cards, each school was assigned one suit – clubs (FIT), diamonds (MICA), hearts (Parsons) and spades (SVA) – and the school’s chairpersons or deans overseeing illustration programs selected 13 students to provide card designs.

Congratulations and thanks to all of the students involved in this unique project: Cat Lauigan, Arlette Espaillat, Emmanuel Tavares, Nick Gannon, Lindsay Podd, Jesse Tise, WoonHye Bae, Christine Young, Sae-am Lee, Jasmine Wigandt, Roxanna Vizcarra, Toby Liebowitz, and Lindsey Balbierz.

[photo of Jasmine Wigandt with her contribution to the deck]