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Graphics Project: Day 2

Sun, Jan 30, 2022

Graphics Project is an annual series of lectures, discussions, and portfolio reviews exploring the role of graphic design within the field of architecture. Over two weekends, we examine various methods of visual communication used to convey concepts to both specialist and general audiences. These events aim to help students build a successful graduation portfolio while simultaneously unpacking the topics, tools, and trends of contemporary graphic design.

View the Graphics Projects archive here.

The lectures on January 29–30 are free and open to the public. The portfolio reviews on February 12–13 are open to graduating Columbia University students only.


January 29 Lectures: Register in advance for the Zoom webinar link.

  • 6PM: Julie Cho, Alice Chung, and Karen Hsu, OMNIVORE, INC

January 30 Lectures: Register in advance for the Zoom webinar link.

  • 5PM: Josh Jordan, GSAPP Making Studio
  • 6PM: Melissa Deckert and Nicole Licht, PARTY OF ONE

February 12–13: Portfolio Review

* The portfolio reviews are open to graduating Columbia University students only. Students will have a chance to share and receive feedback on their WIP portfolio layouts. Visit the 2022 Graphics Project website for more information and to sign-up to participate.


Julie Cho
Partner, Omnivore; Assistant Professor, Otis College of Art; Cofounder, Thick Press
Alice Chung
Founding Partner, Omnivore; Senior Critic, Yale University
Karen Hsu
Founding Partner, Omnivore

OMNIVORE is a 3-person, female-owned, graphic design studio located in Brooklyn, NY; Portland, OR; and Los Angeles, CA. They are second generation Asian-Americans, working mothers, design educators, small business owners, food lovers, justice seekers and friends. They have been collaborating since 2002, and have worked on projects for the Venice Architecture Biennale, Princeton University School of Architecture, nArchitects, ICA, The New Museum, Center for Architecture, New York Times, and The Atlantic, among others.

Albert Hicks IV
Art Director, Bloomberg Businessweek

Albert Hicks IV is a graphic designer from Baltimore, MD. He currently is an Art Director at Bloomberg Businessweek. In the past he has worked at the Whitney Museum, Apple, and Wax Studios in New York. Albert has recently started an independent practice with his partner, Marcus Washington Jr., called Ayem, with an interest in how communities, spaces, and objects shape culture, language, and perspective.

Josh Jordan
Director, GSAPP Making Studio

Josh Jordan has been Director of the fabrication spaces and services for Columbia GSAPP since 2016. In this time he has overseen the renovation, rethinking, and operation of the newly-minted Making Studio, the organizational name for the physical and digital fabrication workspaces for GSAPP students. Jordan has a Masters of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania degree from his hometown of Philadelphia and a background in commercial fabrication, general contracting, and restoration. He has worked in architecture offices in both Vancouver BC and Philadelphia, including Marianne Amodio Architecture Studio (now MA+HG), DIGSAU, and Interface Studio Architects. He led the design and fabrication of the Never Built city on the Panorama of the City of New York for the exhibition Never Built New York at the Queens Museum in 2017 and contributed to the fabrication of (Not) Another Tower project by Tatiana Bilbao Estudio at the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial.

Melissa Deckert
Co-founder, Party of One Studio
Nicole Licht
Co-founder, Party of One Studio

PARTY OF ONE is a collaborative creative studio founded by Melissa Deckert and Nicole Licht, based in Brooklyn, New York. Through combined experience in fine arts and traditional design, Party of One specializes in visual campaigns with an emphasis on unique and often handcrafted prop design, styling and sets. Their clients include The New York Times, Michael Kors, American Express, Mercedes-Benz and Penguin Random House. Party of One’s work has been featured in a number of exhibitions across the US and has appeared in online and print publications including Plastik Magazine, Working Not Working Magazine, and AIGA Eye on Design. Independently, they have lectured at Mankato State University, Rhode Island School of Design and Shillington School, and been guest critics at Cooper Union, Pratt Institute, and The New School.

Organized by Yoonjai Choi, Adjunct Assistant Professor at GSAPP and Partner at the New York-based studio Common Name.

Open to all currently enrolled students at Columbia University.

Organized by Columbia GSAPP. Virtual events hosted on Zoom Webinar do not require an account to attend, advanced registration is encouraged.

GSAPP is committed to providing universal access to all of our virtual events. Please contact events@arch.columbia.edu to request disability accommodations. Advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs.