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Kevin Gatta



KEVIN is a tenured Distinguished Professor for the Graduate Communications Design and Packaging Department at Pratt Institute where he is the former Assistant Chair. Kevin was awarded the Institute’s Distinguished Teacher Award for the 1997-1998 academic year. His tenure at Pratt has been since 1981. Kevin has guest lectured at art colleges across the region and the world including the Royal College of Art in London, American Art Institute Monterey, Mexico, Dianzi University and Zhejiang University of Science and Technology, and KDA/A Space in Hangzhou, China.

Kevin co-authored the second edition of the design career high school / college text titled Communicating Through Graphic Design published in 2020; 2010. He has co-authored and designed the earlier text Foundations of Graphic Design published in the Fall of 1990 along with teacher’s editions. All published through the Davis Art Series by Davis Publications.

Kevin is Design director of Gatta Design & Company, Inc.; notable clients include Brooklyn Children’s Museum, Brooklyn Historical Society, Cabot Wrenn Furniture, Central Park Conservancy, Lincoln Center Consolidated Corporate Fund, CUNY, Film Society of Lincoln Center, The Ford Foundation, Gartner-Research Board, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Jewish Funders Network, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Mount Sinai Medical Center, National League of Nursing, Open Society, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, United Nations Development Programme.

Kevin joined Herb Lubalin Associates as an intern and then associate designer in 1979. He later worked with Seymour Chwast and Alan Peckolick at The Pushpin Group, Inc. as senior designer
from 1981 to 1988. During that time he worked on projects for the Pushpin affiliate: David Pocknell & Co. in Essex, England
during the summer of 1984. He founded Gatta Design & Co. in 1988.

B.A. Fine Arts, Photography/Art History, Rhode Island College; M.S. Communications/Package Design, Pratt Institute.