We Are Public Housing

Making Policy Public

We Are Public Housing

Shifty Business

Public Access Design

Shifty Business

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Store Stories

City Studies

Store Stories

Voice Recognition

Urban Investigations

Voice Recognition

We Own It

Making Policy Public

We Own It

Meet the 2020 Public Access Design Fellows Jury!

Meet the 2020 Public Access Design Fellows Jury!

We're thrilled to announce our latest Public Access Design jury who will help select the 2020 Public Access Design Fellows! This year we are joined by Leila Taylor, Josh Cochran, Malika Conner, and Jeanne Ortiz-Ortiz (clockwise, from top left).

 

Leila Taylor

As Creative Director for Brooklyn Public Library, Leila Taylor is responsible for brand development and visual strategy on behalf of one the country’s largest public library systems. The in-house design team creates and produces nearly all public-facing materials and communication for the institution. Before joining BPL, she was art director at Addison specializing in corporate sustainability and simplification. She has worked with several New York design firms, institutions, and artists including Ideas On Purpose, Citizen Research and Design, The American Museum of Natural History, Martha Rosler, and Nayland Blake. Clients have included ACLU, Merck, PepsiCo, Kimberly-Clark, Norfolk-Southern, Allstate, Bank of New York, McGraw-Hill, and Moody’s. She has taught typography as an Adjunct Professor at The School of Visual Arts and Rutgers University. She received her BS in Graphic Design from the University of Cincinnati, her MFA in Graphic Design from Yale University and her MA in Liberal Studies from The New School of Social Research.

Josh Cochran

Josh Cochran grew up in Taiwan and California. He works as an illustrator and muralist based in Brooklyn specializing in bright, dense and conceptual drawings and paintings. His work has received many awards including a Grammy nomination for album artwork. He has a number of side projects, and sometimes exhibits his work in galleries. Josh has a children’s book about the artist Keith Haring set to release Spring 2020 with Enchanted Lion.

Malika Conner

Malika Conner is the Senior Organizer for Anti-Displacement at ANHD. Malika works with ANHD members and allies on campaigns to preserve affordable housing, prevent displacement and harassment, and strengthen tenants’ rights. Malika has worked as an organizer and social worker across social justice movements for over eight years. She grounds her organizing in transformative practices, and is committed to building local power, promoting community ownership, and advancing economic, gender, and racial justice. Her previous work has focused on creating good jobs for low-income communities of color in the transportation and technology sectors through community-labor coalition building, growing the capacity of tenants’ rights organizations through grassroots leadership development, and facilitating support groups and “Know Your Rights” trainings for survivors of domestic violence. Malika holds a bachelor’s degree in development sociology from Cornell University and a master’s degree from the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, where she majored in community organizing, planning, and development.

Jeanne Ortiz-Ortiz

Jeanne is a bilingual attorney from Puerto Rico and the Disaster Response Legal Fellow at Pro Bono Net, a national nonprofit that brings the power of the law to all by building cutting-edge digital tools and fostering collaborations with the nation’s leading civil legal organizations. She works on a series of projects to expand free legal self-help tools and information to disaster survivors and supports partnerships with legal service organizations and attorneys involved in disaster legal relief and recovery efforts. Her most recent work includes developing “Figuring Out FEMA,” a guide that explains the basics of applying for federal natural disaster benefits, with CUP and designer Carmen López. Before joining Pro Bono Net, she provided free legal representation and employment discrimination litigation on behalf of low- income LGBT individuals in Puerto Rico and worked as a legal fellow at the Central Alabama Fair Housing Center in Montgomery, Alabama. Jeanne was a 2015-16 Ms. JD Fellow and founded and spearheaded an award-winning Ms. JD chapter that provided leadership development resources and opportunities to law students. As a law student, she facilitated reproductive and constitutional Know-Your-Rights workshops to low-income communities in Puerto Rico and organized other pro bono activities related to gender violence and the law. She lives in NYC, where she volunteers in several nonprofit organizations.

Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

Snack Attack

City Studies

Snack Attack

Is There A Pattern?

Urban Investigations

Is There A Pattern?

Up Closed and Personal

Urban Investigations

Up Closed and Personal

Bail's Set... What's Next?

Public Access Design

Bail's Set... What's Next?

Rumbo A Su Tarjeta Verde

Public Access Design

Rumbo A Su Tarjeta Verde