Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries
66 Fifth Ave
Parsons School of Design

(under)REPRESENT(ed) is an exhibition that features Parsons alumni of color whose creative practices explore the lived experience of race and aim to dismantle systems of racism.

Isaac Paris, BFA Communication Design ’78

Isaac Paris is a self-taught artist. He initially studied Communications Design for 2½ years at Pratt, however, he obtained his B.F.A. Degree, with Honors, at Parsons School of Design. Principal at I Paris Design. Clients have included Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Amistad Press, Inc., AVP (Anti-Violence Project, NYC), BAM (Brooklyn, Academy of Music), Authentic Hair Care Systems, Harlingen Veterinary Clinic, Essence Magazine, Foscarini Lighting, Italiana Luce International, Juilliard University of Music Dance and Drama, The New York Law School BLSA New Journal, RCA Records Label, Shang Records of Epic Records Label, Rory Sparrow Foundation, and Shaka King Menswear. He also works as a Senior Art Director/Designer at SGNET Solutions, LLC., Clients have included CAREGAIN Management of Health Care Benefits, The Diversity Advancement Project, Focustream (Video Streaming and Video Conferencing Technologies), Global Business Intelligence, Harlem Community Development Corporation, Heavy Hitters Music, The New England Journal of Medicine, Thinking Planet Productions, TIAA-CREF’s College Savings Plans, 1199 SEIU’s Child Care Fund and the Greater New York Child Care Fund.

The Black Church Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS

Isaac Paris, BFA Communication Design ’78
3/1999, Updated 9/2017 Poster

“The Balm In Gilead commissioned me to create a positive visual image that would be used throughout the United States and Africa promoting the Black Church Week of Prayer For the Healing of AIDS. This visual image has been used on Magazine and Program Covers, Posters, Banners, Buttons, Tote Bags and other Promotional materials. The Balm In Gilead develops educational and training programs specifically designed to meet the unique needs of African American and African congregations that strive to become community centers for health education and disease prevention.”

How would you describe your day to day job and/or artistic practice?

Revolving Creativity and Visual Communications.

Please describe your educational path, including formal and informal training or learning?

I studied Communications Design 2½ years at Pratt, but got my B.F.A. Degree, with Honors, at Parsons School of Design.

In what ways have your identities impacted your education and career paths?

I know I can create anything I desire.

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