Made in NYC Marketing & Branding Program

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Workshop Instructors / Fellows

Chinaedu Maduagwu

Born in Denton, Texas Chinaedu has an undergraduate degree in Industrial Design from University of Louisiana, Lafayette and a Master's degree...

Born in Denton, Texas Chinaedu has an undergraduate degree in Industrial Design from University of Louisiana, Lafayette and a Master’s degree in Design Management from Pratt Institute, New York and is currently working on a second Masters in Data Analytics and Visualization, in the School of information at Pratt Institute.

His passion for design has led him to work in business strategy and operations positions in New York. He currently resides in New York City where he works at Pratt Institute in the Design Management department and as Visiting Assistant Professor.

Workshops:
Design Strategy for Business Series
Esmilda Abreu

Dr. Esmilda Abreu received her Master's degree in Psychology, her doctorate in Organization and Management, and focuses her research on leadership...

Dr. Esmilda Abreu received her Master’s degree in Psychology, her doctorate in Organization and Management, and focuses her research on leadership, corporate culture, and mentoring. Dr. Abreu has studied meditation and mindfulness and has had a personal mindfulness practice for more than 38 years.

As Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs at Pratt Institute she fosters student success and academic excellence. She integrates contemplative practices into her Business and Negotiations courses at Pratt Institute.

Workshops:
Deliver Mindful Making: Meditation Incubator
Mark De Pace

Mark is the co-founder of Ghost Robot, a New York City based creative studio...

Mark is the co-founder of Ghost Robot, a New York City based creative studio. He studied at New York University’s prestigious Tisch School of the Arts before beginning his  professional career as a line producer for commercials and music videos.

Since joining Ghost Robot, his keen eye for talent and penchant for creative exploration has helped shape shape the ethos of the company and developed a portfolio of best-in-class work. In addition to his duties at Ghost Robot, Mark is a visiting professor at the Pratt Institute and New York University.

Workshops:
Visual Storytelling: Video Production Studio
Pinar Guvenc

Pinar is Managing Partner of Eray / Carbajo, an architecture and design studio based in New York and Istanbul...

Pinar is Managing Partner of Eray / Carbajo, an architecture and design studio based in New York and Istanbul where she oversees business operations and product development processes. She has a BSc in Industrial Engineering from Bilkent University and MSc in Finance from Southern Illinois University. Her business partner Gonzalo Carbajo is a Visiting Assistant Professor in Undergraduate Architecture at Pratt.

Workshops:
Marketing Collaborations Series
Rhonda Schaller

Rhonda is a visiting Associate Professor; Director of Career & Professional Development and founder of the Meditation Incubator at Pratt Institute...

Rhonda is a visiting Associate Professor; Director of Career & Professional Development and founder of the Meditation Incubator at Pratt Institute. She is an artist, author and educator working with visualization and mindfulness meditations as creative deepening and career-planning tools since 1985. A recent scholar in residence at UNSW, Sydney she is the author of Create Your Art Career (2013, Allworth Press), Called or Not, Spirits are Present (2009, Blue Pearl Press), and contributed chapters for The Mindful Eye: Contemplative Pedagogies in Visual Arts Education (2018, Common Wealth Pub) and Starting Your Career in the Fine Arts (2011, Allworth Press).

Workshops:
Deliver Mindful Making: Meditation Incubator
Stephanie Powell

Stephanie Powell is Adjunct Associate Professor in the Photography Department and Pratt Institute...

Stephanie Powell is Adjunct Associate Professor in the Photography Department and Pratt Institute and has over twenty years experience as a photographer, artist and educator. Her clients range from creative agencies to individual architecture, fashion and food and beverage brands. Stephanie is also an internationally exhibiting artist who has recently been featured in Flaunt magazine and I Heart Photography. She has an M.F.A. in Photography from the Art Institute of Chicago and a B.F.A in Studio Art from the University of Oregon.

Workshops:
Pop-Up Photography Studio, Camera Controls & Critique & Camera, Lighting, & Composition & Photoshop & Lightroom Basics
Tessa Maffucci

Tessa Maffucci began her academic career at New York University's Gallatin School and holds a master’s in Fashion Studies and...

Tessa Maffucci began her academic career at New York University’s Gallatin School and holds a master’s in Fashion Studies and Digital Humanities from The Graduate Center at the City University of New York. She teaches in the Fashion Department at Pratt Institute, currently acting as the Departmental Sustainability Coordinator to help advance campus-wide curriculum and programming goals for sustainable design strategies. In her professional career, Tessa works as the Director of Digital Marketing at W&P Design, a full-stack design company based in Brooklyn. She is an Associate Editor at The Fashion Studies Journal and her research focuses on the intersection of fashion and digital media, with an interest in material culture and identity.

Workshops:
Digital Marketing for Fashion Manufacturers: Digital Footprint Workshop, Digital Marketing for Fashion Manufacturers: SEO & Website Optimization Workshop & Digital Marketing for Fashion Manufacturers: Content Marketing Workshop & Digital Marketing for Fashion Manufacturers: Email Strategy Workshop & Digital Marketing for Fashion Manufacturers: Social Media Strategy Workshop

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Workforce Development Institute
Pratt Institute
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