• Design

    I see graphic design as the organization of information that is semantically correct, syntactically consistent and pragmatically understandable.

    Massimo Vignelli


  • Educator

    The teacher is of course an artist, but being an artist does not mean that he or she can shape the students. What the educator does in teaching is to make it possible for the students to become themselves.

    Paolo Freire
  • Social Change

    Designers, and particularly graphic designers have the power to evidence the ‘mountains of TVs’ as a tangible way of communicating the consequences of small acts

    of thoughtlessness.

    Andy Polaine



    Born in Ottawa, Canada, lived in Montreal,QC during his youth. He holds a B.A in photography from Brooklyn College,NY and an M.F.A in Communication Design from New Jersey City University,NJ. He has been teaching digital design at the college level since 2001; as an adjunct assistant professor at Pratt Institute for 7 years, as well as at F.I.T, NYU, and Bloomfield College. Currently, he is an assistant professor and graphic design coordinator at the University of New Haven in West Haven,CT.