Pattern Project

Welcome to the Tang’s 20th Anniversary Pattern Project! This began as a student exploration into the ways museums brand themselves.

Mallika Acharya ’18, who was working with then Head of Design Jean Tschanz-Egger, conducted research that spurred a collaboration between the Tang and ten student designers who interned at the Tang. They made original patterns inspired by the museum’s exhibition and event history.

Now presented throughout the museum’s website, the patterns aesthetically and conceptually offer connections between the Tang’s experimental programming history and Skidmore alumni whose early experiences at the Tang helped lead them to diverse careers in the arts and other industries. Learn more about the designers below.

Monica Andrews ’19

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Monica Andrews ’19 worked as a Design Assistant and Registrarial Assistant, served as Chair of the Student Advisory Council, and held the Meg Reitman Jacobs ’63 Endowed Internship at the Tang. Currently, she is the Public Programs Associate at the Shelburne Museum in Vermont.

Atlan Arceo-Witzl ’18

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Atlan worked as the graphic designer for WSPN 91.1FM and at the Arthur Zankel Music Center at Skidmore. He now works as a mural mosaicist with Studio Elaine, realizing murals inside schools and organizations across Chicago. Additionally, he maintains a freelance art and design practice, occasionally working as a teaching artist with organizations like Marwen, YOUmedia, and Spudnik Press.

Erin Barry ’16

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Erin worked as an Exhibitions Assistant and a Research Assistant at the Tang. She now works as an Art and Design Coordinator at 1stDibs, an online marketplace for design-oriented vintage, antique, and contemporary home furnishings and apparel.

Nathan Bloom ’21

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Nathan worked as a Graphic Design Intern, served as Chair of the Student Advisory Council, and held the Eleanor Linder Winter ’43 Endowed Internship at the Tang. He now works as a production assistant in the media and film industry in New York City.

Emma Fritschel ’19

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Emma worked as a Graphic Design Assistant and served on the Student Advisory Council at the Tang. She now makes custom, one-of-a-kind clothing and fiber arts pieces from her home in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Abby Fuess ’18

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Abby worked as a Digital Media Assistant at the Tang. She is now a designer at Penguin Random House.

Jonnea Herman ’18

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Jonnea worked as a Graphic Design Assistant at the Tang. He is now a Senior Graphic Designer and Production Assistant at The Century Foundation, a progressive non-partisan think tank based in New York City, and a freelance graphic designer with ​​Guanábana, a zine promoting Afro-latinx history and community building.

Fiona McLaughlin ’20

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Fiona worked as a Design and Public Programming Assistant and served on the Student Advisory Council at the Tang. She is now a Junior Designer at Clove, a Philadelphia-based startup that creates shoes and accessories for healthcare professionals.

Evelyn Wang ’19

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Evelyn worked as a Publications Assistant and a Design & Digital Media Assistant at the Tang. She is now an Art & Design Coordinator at Simon & Schuster.

Madeleine Welsch ’17

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Madeleine was a Digital Imaging Assistant at the Tang. She is now an associate art director at Flocabulary, a learning program that uses educational hip-hop music to engage students.
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Pattern by Madeleine Welsch ’17
Inspired by the exhibition Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent
The Tang Pattern Project celebrates the Museum’s 20th anniversary. Organized by Head of Design Jean Tschanz-Egger, past and current Tang Design Interns created patterns inspired by the Museum’s exhibition and event history.