Two recent Pratt graduates were named to Forbes magazine's third annual “30 Under 30” feature, which spotlights the brightest stars in 15 different fields under the age of 30. Included in the elite group are Ian Collings (B.I.D. ’08), who made the Art & Style list, and Rich Greco (B.F.A. ’07), named on the Marketing & Advertising list.
Ian Collings, age 28, co-founded industrial design firm Fort Standard with Gregory Buntain (B.I.D. '08). The firm crafts everything from lighting and furniture, to bowls, candelabras, and cutting boards, which were featured in Gateway’s holiday gift guide last fall. They’ve also produced unique items like building blocks and a survival kit.
“Experimenting is an important part of our process and when you come across something new, it’s one of the most satisfying experiences you can imagine,” Collings has said in describing his company’s work.
Fort Standard’s products, made of materials like ceramic, wood, and bronze, have clean, simple lines. Clients include Warby Parker and All-Clad.
Rich Greco, age 28, is head of design at Droga5, a cutting-edge ad agency in New York’s East Village. Greco oversees a staff of eight designers at the firm, which works with clients such as Prudential, American Express, The Coca-Cola Company, Motorola, Under Armour, Mondelēz International, Chobani, Spotify, and UNICEF.
He was cited as one of Business Insider's “30 Most Creative People in Advertising Under 30.”
Text: Ruth Samuelson
Images: Ian Collings photo, Nathaniel Wood; Rich Grecco photo, courtesy of Rich Grecco