first of all, hi & nice to meet you. secondly, if you are reading this, i assume you are, in fact, thinking about hiring me for a freelance job. to make it easier on you, i’ve made a page that is a combination portfolio-resume-bio so you can quickly get a sense of who i am and what i do. if we seem like a match, please reach out to basiakurlender(at)gmail(dot)com.
about me:basia kurlender is a graphic designer, an illustrator, a sign painter, a lifelong new yorker, a friend to dogs, an aquarius, a rug tufter, a successful matchmaker, a pratt grad, a loyal craigslist missed connections reader, and also a lot of other things.
professional life at a glance:
- bfa in communications design (pratt ‘19) -> graduated w/ highest honors ☝︎
- in undergrad i interned for tandem, brooklyn book festival, & cmyk
- luv designing for restaurants + anything in the food / hospitality world 🍎
- have worked ☑︎ in house, ☑︎ at agencies, & ☑︎ freelance
“creating visual identities” for & with:
momofuku 🍑 wieden+kennedy 🔖 mcdonald’s 🍔 select aperitivo 🍻 baby’s all right 🎸 noble signs ✏️ milkweed provisions 🌿 new york international childrens’ film festival 🎥 prattonia 📓 cosmic systems 💫 food iq (daniel holzman of meatball shop & matt rodbard of TASTE) 🍝 marine lane 🖼 canned food cookbook (anna hezel of TASTE) 🍲 & many more...
! ! ! feel free to reach out about a branding portfolio ! ! !
i graduated from pratt in 2019 a bfa in communications design & with highest honors.
while in undergrad, i wrote/designed four (4) thesis projects & booked a lot of shows.
i make a lot of work for myself pretty much all the time
when i am trying to be formal i will call it something like “having an abundant personal practice.”
other misc. skills include:
- audio stuff like xlr cables
- navigating new york art book fair
- having a good time
- after effects
- murals (painting & pre-production)
- hand-lettering & sign painting
- presenting work in front of people
- shoveling snow
- machine embroidery
- ordering quickly at diners
- analog & machine rug tufting
- writing cover letters like poems
- writing poems like cover letters
- securing & eating the pickle that came with your sandwich
<3 so, plz email basiakurlender(at)gmail(dot)com if you think we’re a good match <3
& thanks for reading!