basia kurlender is a graphic designer, an illustrator, a sign painter, a lifelong new yorker, a friend to dogs, an aquarius, a chain stitch embroiderer, a muralist, a successful matchmaker, a Pratt grad, a loyal craigslist missed connections reader, and also a lot of other things.

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Mojo Supermarket   ➼   BUCK   ➼   Wieden+Kennedy
Red Antler   ➼   CONTINO   ➼   Ologie   ➼   WITHIN
Burn&Broad   ➼   Colossus   ➼   Article Group
Farewell   ➼   Funeral   ➼   Marine Lane   ➼   SITU
Mirmade Productions   ➼   Noble Signs   ➼   Tandem
Something Special Studios   ➼   Work-Order
Block Party Films   ➼   CMYK   ➼   Colossal Media


say hi @ basiakurlender(at)gmail(dot)com
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✳︎ Great Better Best ✳︎ is my studio practice :) certified by New York State as a Woman-Owned business!

✳︎ ✳︎ Fool’s Errand ✳︎ ✳︎ making & designing goods, incl. hand-tufted rugs, a ton of t-shirts, bumper stickers, & hand-cranked chainstitch pennants

✳︎ ✳︎ ✳︎ COLD EMAIL ✳︎ ✳︎ ✳︎ recording podcasts about the non-linear path of “professional development” in hopes of demystifying the design & illustration world for early-career creatives

press / features

︎ sent out a short but telling personal interview, hilariously (& aptly) titled “25W Mets Fan Seeks Man To Meet At Citifield”

︎ “Preservation” was included in “Design Without Borders,” a Pratt Institute publication about the first five years of the School of Design

︎ VICE: a quote about the ubiquity of tufted rugs in “The Handmade Rug Scene is Booming, Thanks to TikTok”

︎ “SECURITY DEPOSIT” was the culmination of a digital artist residency at Picnic Collective in July 2020

︎ AIGA: “Student Spotlight” profile

︎ spoke to Prattfolio and answered the question, “What Question Can You Not Stop Thinking About?"

︎ Forge Art Magazine published an artist profile

︎ Scully’s Digest asked a few questions about my practice

︎ Dead Ramones interviewed me about the intersections of skating & gender

︎ & a video of me presenting my thesis at AIGA’s Education Warmups

image of me power washing silkscreen frames in the woods by rené macioce


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