Sasha Prood grew up just outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA and trained at Carnegie Mellon's School of Design, St. Gallen, Switzerland's Schule fur Gestaltung and Cooper Union's typeface design program Type@Cooper. She currently resides in Brooklyn, New York and freelances as an illustrator and hand letterer, as well as designs part-time for Milton Glaser Inc. Additionally, she is studying at the School of Visual Arts in their Designer as Author & Entrepreneur Master's program as a member of the class of 2015. Sasha's work has been published through collaboration with a variety of clients including HarperCollins Publishers, Wired Magazine UK, Bergdorf Goodman, SPACE.NK.apothecary and BBH New York. She received the honor of being selected as one of Print Magazine's New Visual Artists for 2014, in their 20 Under 30 competition. Her work has also been featured in many books, magazines and blogs. These include Chronicle Book's “The Little Book of Lettering”, Gestalten's “Los Logos 7”, Computer Arts Magazine, ELLE Interiör Magazine, Oh Joy! and Urban Outfitters blog. Additionally, Sasha has exhibited her work internationally, including “75 Peters” in Brisbane and London, “Expletive: Ugly Words to Admire” in Minneapolis, “Types We Can Make” in New York City and “Early Bloom” in Brooklyn. The themes of her work vary, but stay within the parameters of the organic, the natural and the scientific. Each of her pieces is a carefully considered composition of hand lettering, illustration or pattern design built with graphite, ink and/or watercolor paint. Sasha uses the computer as a (mostly invisible) tool to help execute her vision. With each new project, she push the boundaries of the mediums she works in and the themes she works with to create unique final pieces.
Graduating Class: 2015