2019 Stipend Panelists Announced

We are delighted to have the following colleagues, clients, and friends participating in the selection of our 2019 Summer Stipend recipient:

Francine Snyder, Director of Archives at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, specializes in artists’ and museum archives. Prior to the Foundation, she spent nearly a decade as Director of the Library and Archives at the Guggenheim Museum and, before that, she was Project Archivist at Gap, Inc. and Slide Librarian at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Snyder received her MILS from San Jose State University, her BFA from Purchase College, State University of New York, and is a 2014 Archives Leadership Institute alumni.

Bob Barber is a former partner in Russell Design Associates, an internationally recognized multi-disciplinary firm specializing in identification planning, brand marketing communications, environmental graphic design, and online media. Prior to that he was the Managing Director at Hill & Associates, Inc., and a Managing Director at Hill and Knowltown. He holds a degree in Graphic Design from the University of Cincinnati. He is currently semi-retired, working for select clients and creating a portfolio of photo repetition images.

Jonathan Cedar is CEO and co-founder of BioLite, a social enterprise that develops and manufactures clean, affordable energy systems for off-grid communities around the world. In 2011, Business Week named Jonathan one America’s Top Social Entrepreneurs, and together with BioLite has won the 2012 Tech Awards, 2014 and 2012 Fast Company Innovation By Design Awards, and 2011 St. Andrews Prize for the Environment. Before starting BioLite, Jonathan was a Senior Design Engineer at Smart Design, a New York based product development consultancy, where he led teams that created consumer durable products ranging from housewares to biomedical devices. Jonathan holds a BA in engineering and environmental science from Dartmouth College.

Barbara Glauber runs the design studio Heavy Meta, which focuses on the design of publications, exhibition, and information graphics for cultural institutions. Barbara has an MFA from CalArts and received her BFA at Purchase College, SUNY. She curated the exhibition “Lift and Separate: Graphic Design and the Quote Unquote Vernacular” at the Lubalin Center at Cooper Union, is a co-curator of Type at Cooper’s Typographics Festival, and has designed over 80 books. She teaches design at Yale and Cooper Union.

Charlie Gray is the founder and President of Gray Scalable, whose team of recruiting and HR professionals helps companies grow and evolve their people practices to match the standards of the world’s leading tech companies. Charlie led the people operations of technology and media companies for 15+ years before founding Gray Scalable in 2012. He was instrumental in managing the growth of the Google advertising sales team and helped to develop the company’s People Operations framework. He provided HR and operations leadership at other start-ups including RecycleBank and Patch, and has now consulted at dozens of industry-leading companies. He holds two degrees from the State University of New York at Buffalo, in Music Performance and English Literature. He lives in Verona, NJ with his wife and their 2 kids, 2 dogs and 2 cats.

Manuel Sanchez Miranda is a graphic designer. His studio, MMP, works on design projects for non-profits, cultural organizations, schools, government agencies, and corporations.  Currently, he’s a commissioner on the Public Design Commission of New York City and a design critic at the Yale School of Art. Previously, Mr. Miranda served as vice president of the New York chapter of AIGA New York, where he created programming for the Museum of Arts and Design and developed place-based design projects funded by Art Place America and the Small Business Services of New York Neighborhood Challenge Grant.  Prior to establishing his own design practice, he was a designer at Brand Integration Group at Ogilvy and a design director at 2×4. Mr. Miranda received a B.A. from the Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, and an M.F.A. in graphic design from Yale University.

John deWolf is the Director of Experiential Graphic Design—wayfinding, branded environments, and interpretive planning and design—at Fathom Studio, a boutique design firm in Nova Scotia. John has worked in various media including print, interactive, broadcast, exhibition, environmental graphic design, and interior design. He has an extensive background in analyzing and deconstructing complex structures and designing understandable and accessible communication systems, particularly for large public audiences. Previously he has been a senior interactive designer for Two Twelve Associates of New York, and has also worked with and managed large-scale signage teams for such clients as Walt Disney Imagineering, Parks Canada, the Chicago Park District, Queens West State Park, Seattle’s Sound Transit, Indiana Purdue University, Yale University, Trinity College, Yukon College and the University of Manitoba. He holds a degree in Communication Design from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and a Master in Interior Design degree from the University of Manitoba.

Steven Harper is a Partner and Operating Director at MN Design Professional Corporation, a full-service architecture firm based in New York. He has overseen the execution of a range of sophisticated residential and commercial projects, including a 90,000 square foot production facility within a nationally-landmarked historic structure at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in New York City, and was on the lead design team of a five million square foot multi use complex for MGM Grand in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Along with his oversight and involvement in MN’s projects and general management, Steven directs the firm’s operations and planning. He earned his Bachelor of Architecture from Virginia Polytechnic and State University and is a LEED-certified, registered architect in the State of New York.