Pratt GradComD

The Pratt Graduate Communications Design department wanted to express its core qualities to prospective students, and Level Design Partner Jennifer Bernstein / Visiting Associate Professor GradComdD was asked to lead that effort. GradComD students (now alumni) Sarah Bradford, Kristen Myers, Eduardo Palma, and Robert Wilson were selected to be part of the book team, and had the opportunity to not only help shape how the department would be represented to future applicants, but also to have an internship at Level Group.

I cannot thank you enough for what is a jewel of an outcome. I am certain that the publication will engage a broad range of readers; and so it should! The hard work shows, page after page, from front cover to back cover. I am very impressed with your group, as well with all singular individuals represented. Many, many kudos. Many, many thanks!

— Santiago Piedrafita
Chairperson, Graduate Communications Design,
Pratt Institute 



concept, content development, design, original photography

In Dialogue has awards from Good Design®, Core77, Graphis, Design Observer & AIGA 50 Books | 50 Covers, University & College Designers Association, and Print Regional.

Published in: Good Design® Yearbook 2015-2016, Graphis Design Annual 2015, Print Regional Design Annual 2015, 50 Books | 50 Covers 2014

Dialogue is central to a GradComD student’s education and thus it is the central concept around which this publication was constructed. The book reflects how — as designers — we are constantly engaged in multiple dialogues with ourselves, our community, and our work. We do not work alone, but are influenced by our experiences, collaborators, classmates, and audiences.

The book structure itself reflects the idea of a dialogue or conversation through “visual dialogue pages” of image juxtapositions, overhead process images of people collaborating, and a change in book orientation for the roundtable’s. The dialogue is initiated by a single “open” quotation mark on the front cover; the book closes with a “closed” quotation mark on the back cover.