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Patty K. Wongpakdee

Jul 27, 2020

Graphic and Computer Arts
Department of Digital Art and Design
College of Arts & Sciences
16 W 61st St. New York, NY 10023 | Room 913
Tel: 212.261.1736

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Patty K. Wongpakdee is a New York City based graphic artist and a tenured associate professor of graphic design at New York Institute of Technology, New York. For over 15 years, she has been committed to providing her students with a strong fundamental knowledge of industry standards while encouraging creative thinking and problem-solving skills.

Prior to teaching, Wongpakdee was a senior designer/art director for Ernst & Young in New York City. In that capacity, she designed the artistic components for business proposals, brochures, and invitations for corporate functions. Clients have included CBS, General Electric, IBM, SUNY University Hospital and MaxMara.

Wongpakdee is also really passionate about the up-cycling objective. Her book, Art Without Waste: 500 Upcycle & Earth-Friendly Designs (Rockport Publisher), addressed this movement by showcasing cutting-edge designers, illustrators and artists from around the world; whose work often incorporates eco-friendly principles such as up-cycling, with sustainability as a central goal of their work.

Wongpakdee is a multiple recipient of the In-house Design Award from Graphic Design USA. The awards were in recognition of her pro-bono graphic design work for the American Cancer Society, New York City. Wongpakdee’s art and design work has been shown in several juried exhibitions in both traditional and online galleries and is also featured in various print and digital publications.

Wongpakdee holds a Master of Fine Arts in Computer Graphics from Pratt Institute, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts, cum laude, from Syracuse University.

Recent Projects/Research

  • Freelance Designer & Brand Developer, NY Freelance 2005 - Current
    Designed and managed brand development for various small and mid-sized business clients.
  • Dee’s Bees, NY Freelance 2015
    Designed Packaging Label and identity for organic, home harvested honey.
  • Thunder Snout BBQ, NY Freelance 2015
    Designed Packaging Label for the BBQ sauce, winner of the prestigious Memphis in May World BBQ Cooking Contest.
  • American Cancer Society, NY January 2011- 2013
    Designed Pro-Bono materials for the organization’s high profile events. Graphic works include invitations, journals, signage and electronic materials.
  • Sculptors Guild, NY Freelance 2013
    Designed exhibition catalog for the organization’s exhibition on Govenor’s Island.


Professional Honors and Awards

  • Graphic Design USA, 2014 & 2013
  • Journal of Arts and Humanity (JAH) Best Paper Award, 2013
    Vol.-1, No.-1, August 2012
    Received an honorary membership in the editorial board of JAH

Professional Affiliations

  • AIGA
    Board of Directors 2018-20
    MetroCAF 2020 Co-chair

Courses I have taught at NYIT

Undergraduate Courses:

  • Computer Graphics I and II
  • Graphic Design I, II & III
  • Typography
  • Package Design
  • Editorial Design
  • Advertising Design Problems
  • Book Design
  • Portfolio

Graduate Courses:

  • Design Process
  • Professional Critique
  • Graduate Critique/Thesis Orientation
  • Thesis Proposal
  • Thesis Graduate Studio I & II

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