MID from Pratt Institute, 1988; BA Philosophy, University of Toronto, 1984.

Professional Experience

Allan Chochinov is a partner at Core77, a New York-based design network supporting the global design community through both online and offline initiatives. He serves as the editor-in-chief of, the widely read design website, design job and portfolio site, and design firm database. Prior to Core77, his work in product design focused on the medical and diagnostic fields, as well as on consumer products and workplace systems. (Projects included work for Herman Miller, Johnson & Johnson, Federal Express, Kodak, A.C. Nielsen, Oral-B, Crunch Fitness and others.) He teaches in the graduate department at New York's Pratt Institute, and at the School of Visual Arts.


Core77 clients include AIGA, Design Observer, Businessweek, How Magazine, I.D. Magazine, Print Magazine, Art Directors Club, as well as myriad design firms, schools, recruiters, and manufacturers around the globe.

Honors and Awards

Named on numerous design and utility patents; awards from I.D. Magazine, Communication Arts, The Art Directors Club, and The One Club.


Before & After Series

Allan Teaches

Design Decisions