“N” Is for Nice

“N” Is for Nice

By Allison Arieff
Sometimes all the numbers don't add up, but at least they can look cool. Studio 5 takes graphic design into the classroom and the kids are better than all right.

Nearly a decade ago, graphic designer Patricia Bruning attended an American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) conference on the lack of ethnic diversity in the design profession. "I remember reading a paper from the conference which cited that 98 percent of the design profession was white," Bruning recalls. That article easily could have become more fodder for the recycling bin, but instead it became the germ of an idea.

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