About

Kar (They/Them) is an artist and designer with experience and focus on illustration, design, and fabrication. Competent with both traditional and digital mediums, their passion for science, art, and education blends heavily in their work. It has also created an interest in museums and exhibit design and paleoart/speculative biology.

Over the last decade, Kar has had experience in commercial graphic design and page layout, illustration, running social media, education, digital fabrication, and has done research work in research in user experience & accessibility and pop culture & fandom. More recently, they have been working and managing makerspaces in the Maker community.

In short, Kar likes diving into research, figuring how things work, getting hands-on and messy, and making things. While many of these things may not necessarily work or have any serious function, they are forever learning and growing from both failure– or just for the fun of it!

Curriculum Vitae

Education

MPS – Interactive Telecommunications Program
New York University | 2018

BFA – Graphic Design
Briarcliffe College | 2013

AAS – Graphic Design
Briarcliffe College | 2011

Certificate – Graphic Design
Milliken Technical Center | 2008

Work

CUNY Kingsborough College
Makerspace Manager | 2023-Current

CUNY Borough of Manhattan College
Makerspace Manager | 2018-Current

Long Island Wedding Planners
Graphic Designer | 2014- Current

ITP Camp
Senior Camp Counselor & Session Leader | 2018
Camp Counselor & Session Leader | 2017

Techshop Brooklyn
Physical Computing Instructor | 2017

Catalysta
Storyboard Artist | 2014-2015

Research

Cooper Hewitt/New York University
ARgo: Augmented Reality Visual Descriptions | 2017

Internships

REFRESH
Graphic Designer & Filmographer | 2017-2018

Islip Art Museum
Graphic Designer | 2012-2013

Demand Media
Cracked.com Intern | 2008-2009

Exhibitions

New York Bound: International Book Art Biennial | Islip Arts Museum
2013 | Curated by Dorthea Fleiss

Passageways (Selected Student Exhibition) | Briarcliffe Bethpage Student Gallery
2013 | Curated by Beth Giacummo & Tom Ruggio

Graphic Design Club Group Show | Briarcliffe Bethpage Student Gallery
2013 | Curated by Beth Giacummo

Rotating Student Exhibition | Briarcliffe Patchogue Student Gallery
2012-2013 | Curated by Beth Giacummo