vita

design studio

1985 – present

Jeanne Criscola, Principal and Creative Director, Criscola Design, CT 06473

An award-winning multidisciplinary studio specializing in a wide range of media and scale that includes ink, screen, multi-media, motion, and environments. Its international clientele is concerned with social activism and conceptual engagement in a globalized society. Typical projects include research and development of identity and message systems, product and packaging, exhibitions and installations, annual reports, magazines, books, and presentations.
www.criscoladesign.com

International focus
Gilardoni S.p.A. (Italy)
Open Society Foundations
World Bank Group
Nurcha (South Africa)
Revenue Watch Institute

National and Regional focus
Vera Institute of Justice
Project on Death in America
The After School Corporation (TASC)
The Jackie Robinson Foundation
Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health (PRCH)
Drug Policy Alliance
National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC)
Columbus House
Yale-China Association
Coffee Quality Institute
Woodworkers Alliance for Rainforest Protection (FSC)
Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust
New Haven Land Trust
International Festival of Arts and Ideas
Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design
Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art
Yale Art Gallery
Lyman Allyn Art Museum
Artspace
Westport Arts Center
SLAM Collaborative (with Deborah Cannarella)
Tarantino Architects
Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism
Ethnic Heritage Center (Southern Connecticut State University)
Greater New Haven Labor History Association
Film Fest New Haven
Soros Sundance Film Festival
Yale Institute of Sacred Music (YISM)
Orchestra New England
New Haven Symphony Orchestra (NHSO)
Yale-New Haven Hospital
Yale Cancer Center
Achievement First Schools, Connecticut and New York (Amistad Academy)
Miss Porters School
Sacred Heart Academy
Chapel Haven
Albertus Magnus College
Quinnipiac University
Yale University
Bayer Corporation
454 Life Sciences
Phytoceutica
Ikonisys
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Connecticut United for Research Excellence (CURE) and Connecticut's BioBus
Newsweek’s Ellis Cose (Against the Odds)
Pharmacy Journal of New England
Society for American Baseball Research (SABR)
Viking White Studio
Time Warner, This Old House Books

Film Projects

Tatanka, Jacob Bricca, director

School's Out: Lessons from a Forest Kindergarten, a documentary by Lisa Molomot and Rona Richter

The Hill, a documentary by Lisa Molomot

Faces and Places: The People of the Foundations in the Western Balkans 1991–2011, concept/photography by Beka Vuco

You Can't Sing it for Them: Continuity, Change, and a Church Musician produced by Margot Fassler and Jacqueline Richard

Performing the Passion: J. S. Bach and the Gospel According to John produced by Margot Fassler and Jacqueline Richard

Last Days of the Coliseum produced by Richard Hanley for Connecticut Public Television (CPTV)

+ experience

1985 – 1986
Director and Curator
The John Slade Ely House, New Haven, Connecticut
Responsibilities included administration of a nonprofit art gallery and creation of policies and criteria for exhibitions and public relations. Created 10 exhibitions in the first year.

1983 – 1985
Designer
Kirchoff/Wohlberg, Inc., Connecticut and New York
Handled large-scale educational book projects (textbooks, teaching manuals, workbooks, and all other ancillary materials) from concept and design through all stages of layout, production, and prepress composition. Responsibilities included design of covers and grids for text pages. Worked with editors, illustrators, photographers, photo researchers, and production vendors. Clients included Random House, Houghton Mifflin, Macmillian, Scholastic, and Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.

1981 – 1983
Designer
The Taunton Press, Newtown, Connecticut
Lead designer for the promotion and advertising department of Fine Woodworking and Fine Homebuilding magazines and Taunton Press Books. Responsibilities included the design of direct-mail packages, catalogues, brochures, exhibits, and space advertising. Worked as a subcontractor designing covers and end papers for a series of homebuilding books, drawings for knitting books, and miscellaneous direct-mail projects.

1977 – 1985
Founding Director and Curator
The Sarah Doyle Gallery, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
Responsibilities included curating exhibitions, creation of policies and guidelines for gallery operation. Directorship was previously handled and subsequently assumed by committee. Staff liaison between Rhode Island School of Design and Brown University, Founder of committee for gallery fund-raising, 1977 to 1980. Co-chairman of the Gallery Board, 1980 to 1982. Board member, 1982–1985.

awards

2012
Council on Foundations, Wilmer Shields Rich Awards for Excellence in Communications.
Gold Award/Special Report category for Open Society Time, report on the Open Society Foundations work, New York, NY. “beautifully organized” "excellent design”

2012
Connecticut Nurses Association, Media Award. Gold award for 2012 Nursing Update on the state of nursing at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

2010
Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Mercury Awards. Silver Award in the Special Recognition category for the 2009 Nursing Update on the state of nursing at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

2008
American Institute of Architects, State of New Jersey. Design Award in Preservation Category, presentation on behalf of Sharon and Lawrence Tarantino of Tarantino Architects, Millstone, NJ. “the chronological presentation board was loved by the jurors.”

Council on Foundations, Wilmer Shields Rich Awards for Excellence in Communications.
Gold Award/Publication category for Open Society News for Open Society Institute, New York, NY.

2006
Council on Foundations, Wilmer Shields Rich Awards for Excellence in Communications.
Bronze Award/Special Report category for Restoring American Leadership, report on domestic programs for Open Society Institute, New York, NY. “A policy publication designed in a creative way.” "easier to understand due to design.”

2005
Council on Foundations, Wilmer Shields Rich Awards for Excellence in Communications.
Silver Award/Annual Report category for U.S. Programs 2003 Annual Report, report on domestic programs for Open Society Institute, New York, NY. “for its effective, well organized structure and its “visually rich” images and layout.”

Council on Foundations, Wilmer Shields Rich Awards for Excellence in Communications.
Silver Award/Public Policy Campaign category for www.revenuewatch.org, Open Society Institute, New York, NY.

2003
Council on Foundations, Wilmer Shields Rich Awards for Excellence in Communications.
Silver Award/Special Reports category for Bending the Bow: Targeting Women’s Human Rights and Opportunities, a report on international women’s programs for the Soros Foundations Network, New York, NY. “strong and compelling publication,” “a pleasure to look at.”

2002
Council on Foundations, Wilmer Shields Rich Awards for Excellence in Communications.
A Special Recognition Award for Building the New South Africa, One House, One Dream at a Time, a book about rebuilding South Africa for the Soros Foundations Network, New York, NY. “visually captivating.”
Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Mercury Awards, Silver Award in the Special Recognition category for Making the Right Choices on the Web, Safe Surfing for Health Care Information for Yale-New Haven Hospital.

1997
12th Annual Admissions Advertising Awards. Gold Award, Quinnipiac University Annual Report, Hamden, CT.

1996
Health Public Relations and Marketing News, Best Public Relations Campaign. Now I Know Better: Kids Tell Kids About Safety, a book of stories written by children about their accidents and injuries for Yale-New Haven Hospital.

11th Annual Admissions Advertising Awards. Gold Award for Quinnipiac University Annual Report, Hamden, CT.

Atlanta Design Competition. Honorable Mention for Public Space in the New American City, Atlanta, GA.

1995
CASE (Council on Advancement & Support for Education) Regional Award for Excellence in Design. Silver Medal/Annual Report category, Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT.

Council on Foundations, Wilmer Shields Rich Awards for Excellence in Communications.
Silver Award/Special Report category for Children of Atlantis, a book of essays by young adults from the former Yugoslavia for the Soros Foundations Network, New York, NY.

Printing Industry of America Award for Dear Unknown Friend, Children’s Letters from Sarajevo. Hartford, CT

10th Annual Admissions Advertising Awards. Gold Award for Quinnipiac University Annual Report, Hamden, CT.

1994
Council on Foundations, Wilmer Shields Rich Awards for Excellence in Communications.
Gold Award/Special Reports category for Dear Unknown Friend, a book of letters from children in Sarajevo for the Soros Foundation Network, New York, NY.

Museum Publications Design Competition, American Association of Museums. Second Place for Conservation by Design, an exhibition catalogue designed and produced for Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI and the Woodworkers Alliance for Rainforest Protection (WARP), South Berwick, ME.

education

MFA — Transart Institute, Danube University Krems, Austria

BFA — Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI USA
  > Full scholarship
  > Art and architecture study in Peru, RISD and Brown University
  > Studied with Maria Tulokas, Tom Ockerse, and Dick Higgins

Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ USA

AS — Endicott College, Beverly, MA USA

teaching

2012 – Present
Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT. Adjunct faculty. Lecture/studio courses for Graphic Design and Art majors: Information Graphics, Typography, Graphic Design I, and Interactive Design (HTML, CSS, and Processing).

Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH. Adjunct faculty. Lecture/studio course for Communications majors: Graphics and Typography, on-line course.

1990 to 1991 and 2004 to Present
Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT. Adjunct faculty. Lecture and design courses for School of Communications and College of Arts and Sciences, Interactive Digital Design majors.

Writing Across the Curriculum | 2007 participant in seminar designed to promote and increase writing in all university courses.

1986 to 1994
Paier College of Art, Hamden, CT. Adjunct faculty. Lecture and design course on textile design (prints and wovens) for interior design majors.

1985 to 1987
Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, CT. Adjunct faculty. Studio courses included typography, communication and package design, production, and silkscreen for graphic design majors.

1980 to 1985
Wesleyan Potters, Middletown, CT. Instructor of textiles for beginning and advanced students.

Winter 1985
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI. Visiting critic for textiles seminar and silkscreen course.

Summer 1980
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME. Assistant instructor of textile and apparel design.

Winter 1979
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI. Seminar instructor in bookbinding.
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI. Developed textile seminar for junior-level students.

presentation | juries | critiques

2010
Donau-Universität Krems, Transart Institute, Austria | Virtual Critic | MFA Winter Residency, Brooklyn, NY

The Binnie Klein Show; WPKN Bridgeport radio show on the Cultural Heritage Artists Project of the Orchard Street Shul with Cynthia Beth Rubin

2009
Quinnipiac University | Visiting Lecturer, Basic Digital Techniques | Graduate Journalism Program

2008
Generative Design Lab, Politecnico di Milano University, Milan, Italy | Paper and Artwork Presenter

MFA Graduate Exhibition | Donau-Universität Krems, Transart Institute, Austria, tech_no_logica

2007
Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism | Governor’s Conference Presenter, Brand, Identity, and Web 2.0

2000
Quinnipiac University | Public Affairs Presenter, Designing for Publication

1998 to Present
Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism Percent for Art Program | Projects Juror
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT; Eli Whitney Technical School, Hamden, CT; New Britain Court House, New Britain, CT; Connecticut Agricultural Station, New Haven, CT

1998
Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Southern CT Chapter | Annual Conference Presenter

1995
Council on Advancement & Support for Education (CASE) | Annual Awards Juror

1976
Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT. Visiting artist talk with Art Education students.

bibliography

2011
“Orchard Street Shul Exhibit Examines Community and Cultural Identity” art review by Judy Birke
New Haven Register, January 10

2010
&ldquoRules of Conversions: Artists Explore Encoded and Embedded Language” article by David A. Brensilver
The Arts Paper, September 14

2009
“Memory Blocks: A deteriorating New Haven synagogue inspired an art exhibit” art review by Allison Hoffman
Tablet Magazine On-line, December 4

"Reliving History" Article on the Cultural Heritage Artists Project of the Orchard Street Shul, featuring details and stills from the installation titled Florence Mednicow, Karen Singer, author
New Haven Magazine, December Issue

“Pixels May Help Rescue a Synagogue,” art review by Allan Appel
The New Haven Independent, December 7

The Adobe Illustrator CS4 Wow! Book
Featuring the National Coalition Against Censorship's "Dissent" poster
and branding for Yale University's Office of Cooperative Research
Sharon Steuer, author

"Art Domesticated on River Street" art review by Allan Appel
New Haven Independent, March 13

"ALL makes a promised comeback with River Street Gallery show" art review by Judy Birke
New Haven Register, March 1

2008
"Big Show at the Small Space" art review by Allan Appel
New Haven Independent, November 19

INtransit Volume 3 Video Journal
The AstroDime Transit Authority, Lowell, MA
Published “Land Grab” and “RocknRoller” videos

1998
Yale Medicine
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
”Found in Translation.” Illustration for article on genetics.

1996
Time Capsule
Compilation and concise encyclopedia of women artists
Robin Kahn, editor. Creative Time in cooperation with SOS International. New York, NY
Images and text

1994
Dear Unknown Friend, Children’s Letters From Sarajevo
The Open Society Institute, New York, NY
20 x 24" Polaroid Polacolor photographs

1985
Threads Magazine
“Designing the Warp: Parallel Considerations” Premier Issue
The Taunton Press, Newtown, CT
Author of article and illustrations

“Reluctantly, Artists Learn Law” article by Charlotte Libov
The New York Times, May 5, Connecticut Weekly

exhibitions | screenings

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collections | permanent installations

Museum of Modern Art, Franklin Furnace Archives, New York, NY USA

Dear Unknown Friend, a documentation of wartime correspondence from children in Sarajevo.

Connecticut Children’s Hospital, Hartford, CT USA

Children and Sports, digital photography mural

Yale University, Office of Cooperative Research, New Haven, CT USA Branding and Identity, installation

public projects

1984
Interior architecture competition, Aetna Corporation, Hartford, CT USA

1982
Percent for Art Finalist, Connecticut Commission on the Arts, Hartford, CT USA

1981
Percent for Art Finalist, Connecticut Commission on the Arts, Hartford, CT USA

boards | memberships | affiliations

Yale-New Haven Hospital, Premature Life Transitions: Picker Institute Grant | Board Member

Rhizome | Council Member

AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) | Member

Siggraph | Member

Graphic Artists Guild | Member

College Art Association | Member

American Association of University Professors (AAUP) | Member

Artspace, New Haven, CT | Board member, 1995 – 2004

Projects for a New Millennium, Stony Creek, CT | Board member, 2000 – 2006

Jeanne Criscola
1477 Ridge Road
North Haven, CT 06473
USA
jcriscola@gmail.com