Author: Cindy Buckley Koren

Professor of Communications Design at Pratt Institute in Utica NY. After working on award winning projects with clients including: AT&T, Global Finance and Runner’s World Magazine, Cindy Buckley Koren could not resist the calling to return to Upstate NY in order to teach and raise her family. She established two successful B.O.C.E.S. vocational programs in Visual Communications and is currently professor of Communications Design at PrattMWP College of Art and Design. Her students’ work is routinely recognized in the U.S. and abroad. As a featured speaker at the inaugural TEDx Utica, she challenged today’s educational institutions to stop being “instistupid” and “do stuff that matters.”

Weekly Challenge – Week ONE – Christoph Niemann Inspired


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Christoph Niemann is an illustrator, artist, and author. His work has appeared on the covers The New Yorker, Time, Wired, The New York Times Magazine and American Illustration, and has won awards from AIGA, the Art Directors Club and The Lead Awards.

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Everyday Objects turned into Playful Images by Christoph Niemann (11 Pictures)

As a creative Neimann is constantly pushing himself to think about things differently. This is why he dedicates time out of his week to work on a personal blog, Abstract Sunday—now hosted by the New York Times. In this project he picks up objects at random and attempts to integrate them into a drawing to give them a new perspective. The Impertinent Collection with museum adaptations are also inspiring.

The ComD 2016 team created Niemann inspired entries. The objective was to practice flexing creative muscles and to transform the object and share the results here. Enjoy!