My name is Stephen Cronin and I am a 19 year old from Boston, MA currently living in NYC trying to get myself out there in the web world. I have completed my freshman year at Parsons The New School for Design in the Design and Technology program.
In 2006, when I was 14, I was given my first personal computer. I quickly became immersed in the platform and soon began exploring programming and designing on the computer. After picking up the basics in Photoshop and Illustrator I moved onto Flash and Actionscript to create interactive designs.
During this time my friend and I became interested in creating our own T-shirt brand and, although the brand never went far, I learned the basics of silkscreening and designing for clothing. I wanted to learn more about print design and heard from a family friend about a non-profit located in Boston, called Artists for Humanity, that had numerous art studios, including silkscreening.
"Founded in 1991, Artists For Humanity’s mission is to bridge economic, racial and social divisions by providing underserved youth with the keys to self-sufficiency through paid employment in the arts."
I spent the next four years working in the Graphic Design studio at Artists for Humanity. In the Graphic Design studio I worked alongside a team consisting of students and mentors created professional designs for clients. During the summer of 2011 I was promoted to a mentor in the Graphic Design studio. As a mentor I received the responsibility of reviewing the student's work and teaching them design principles and the Adobe Creative Suite.Expand