Michael (left) and David (right)


Michael (left) and David (right) Photo: Bill Kontzias

David Frisco

Adjunct Associate Professor

David Frisco is a designer and educator, with a professional studio practice and appointment in both the Graduate and Undergraduate Communications Design departments at Pratt Institute as Adjunct Associate Professor. He holds an MFA in Graphic Design Studies from Yale University School of Art and a BFA in Graphic Design from University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Art and Design.
Along with teaching Design Corps, David advises MFA candidates at Pratt and teaches studio courses in both the undergraduate and graduate departments. David also received a 2009 Faculty Development grant for a cross-disciplinary course with the School of Architecture: Brooklyn Exchanges: Development in Downtown Brooklyn.

In his independent studio practice, David works with a variety of clients in the art, architectural, cultural, and non-profit sectors including: The Institute for Humanities Research: UCSC, Glynwood Center, The College Art Association, The Metropolitan Exchange, CUNY: Kingsborough, Routledge Press, Pratt Institute, Pace/Macgill Gallery, Yale School of Architecture, TASC: The After-School Corporation. Additionally, David has designed for a number of independent films and documentaries such as: Summer Pasture, Plastic Bag, Goodbye Solo, Chop Shop, Man Push Cart, The Situation, Lumo, and Fully Awake: Black Mountain College.

Michael Kelly

Adjunct Associate Professor

Having taught both when he was in high school and when he was a student at Pratt himself, it only made sense that Michael started teaching when he became a professional as well. He balances his teaching with design work for clients such as Weleda North America, Pratt Institute, M&M Environmental and Art Off the Main. He has also written on design and other topics, occasionally even being published.

Along with Design Corps, Michael teaches Typography in the Undergraduate Communications Design Department.

A few years ago, a number of his students were kind enough to rally their efforts and secure for Michael the Pratt Distinguished Teacher Award.

Michael's web site.