Making Policy Public
October 27
A program of the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP)

2014 Collaborators

Demystifying the Affordable Care Act
Designer: Other Means
Advocate: Community Service Society

Understanding Child Support Proceedings in Family Court
Designer: WeShouldDoItAll
Advocate: Resilience Advocacy Project

Nail Salon Worker's Rights
Designer: Welcome Workshop
Advocate: Adhikaar

Accessing Public Assistance
Designer: All Other Services
Advocate: Safety Net Project


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Demystifying the Affordable Care Act
Understanding Child Support Proceedings in Family Court
Nail Salon Worker's Rights
Accessing Public Assistance

Other Means

Other Means is a graphic design studio in New York City founded in 2012 by Gary Fogelson, Phil Lubliner, Ryan Waller, and Vance Wellenstein. They work primarily with clients in the cultural sector.

In addition to their client work they teach in the graduate and undergraduate communication design departments at Pratt Institute; co-run Primetime, a non-commercial exhibition space in Brooklyn; co-run Typography Summer School New York, an annual, week-long intensive workshop and lecture program; and produce their own publications, typefaces, and objects that investigate their interests in language, and design’s relationship with popular culture.

The Community Service Society

The Community Service Society (CSS) of New York is a 170-year-old nonprofit dedicated to fighting poverty and strengthening New York City. Throughout its history, CSS has embraced the idea that policy recommendations grounded in research and informed by real life experience inspires legislative remedies, volunteerism, and direct service models that assist populations in need. Across the city and around the state, CSS is working to ensure that every New Yorker has access to affordable, quality health coverage. CSS has recently been contracted by New York State to help consumers enroll in new health insurance options through the NY State of Health marketplace.


Sarah Nelson Jackson and Jonathan Jackson are principals of WeShouldDoItAll (WSDIA), a contemporary design studio that translates clients’ needs into dynamic, visual systems that can be presented at multiple scales. These solutions take the form of branding, interactive, print, environmental or spatial projects. Our name is simply a goal. Designers should not feel constrained to some singular expertise. To survive our own creative game, it is imperative to know that there is not one absolute solution to any given problem. To immerse oneself within different avenues of creativity, forces consideration of the otherwise unconsidered. It's that method of working that's exciting and motivating for the studio’s practice.

Resilience Advocacy Project

Resilience Advocacy Project (RAP) empowers youth to become leaders in the fight to end poverty. RAP combines youth leadership programs with system-level advocacy initiatives in order to build resilience in youth and increase their voice in civic and social justice efforts.

Welcome Workshop

Welcome Workshop is a New York-based silk screening, illustration, and design collaborative between Anny Oberlink and Maggie Prendergast. We provide alternatives to large-scale, anonymous production and are driven by our belief that design can engage a broad audience. We’ve concluded that sitting alone at the computer pales in comparison to working together and have made teamwork and collaboration our modus operandi. As designers, we choose to negotiate between digital and analog, creating work through pen and paper as well as the mouse.  Welcome Workshop has collaborated with Victoria Yee Howe at Family Business Gallery, NY, Kiosk, NY, Invisible Export Gallery, NY, Project Space, BC and Neighbour, BC.


Adhikaar, meaning rights in Nepali, is a nonprofit organization working in Nepali-speaking communities to promote human rights and social justice for all. Adhikaar provides a safe space for diverse Nepali-speaking new immigrant communities to gather, develop life skills and leadership, and be a voice for social justice.

All Other Services

All Other Services is a multidisciplinary design team working to enrich arts and advocacy projects. Through design, we collaborate to understand social conditions and develop communications that promote collective empowerment. Founded by Joel Stillman and Kevin Wade Shaw, All Other Services produces work which ranges from identity, strategy, and awareness to interaction, service and product design. Selected experience includes IDEO, MoMA, The New York Times, Pentagram, Ralph Appelbaum and Associates, and Project Projects.

Safety Net Project

The Urban Justice Center's Safety Net Project (SNP) is New York City's advocate for economic justice, combining direct legal services, litigation, research, and policymaking to achieve economic justice for all New Yorkers. We strengthen the safety net by ensuring access to public benefits, nutritional assistance programs, eviction prevention services, public housing, and emergency shelter to ensure that no New Yorker is without food, housing, or other basic human rights.