Design Practice | LOGO DESIGN

Build your design toolkit! Design Practice is a series of free, drop-in workshops for high school students exploring techniques, strategies, and careers in design. No prior experience required—just bring yourself and a creative mindset. This month, join us for a graphic design workshop inspired by the exhibition Give Me a Sign: The Language of Symbols. Participants will meet multidisciplinary designer Kristian Mentor of NULL NYC, who will lead a hands-on workshop on creating your own logo or symbol. Snacks and an exhibition tour will also be offered.


Program Length: 2 hours. Please join us any time between 4:30-5:15 so you have enough time to enjoy the event!
Interactivity Level: High. Participants will design their own logo and take part in snacks, music, and an exhibition tour.
Intended Audience: High school students ages 13-18. 

Design Practice is developed for teens only, no adults are permitted.  


Kristian Mentor is a multidisciplinary designer and entrepreneur whose work embodies the inner child, vintage technology, and the Black perspective in design.  

As a first generation Haitian American, Kristian strives to create designs that are unique, modular, informative, and fun. Having worked in a variety of industries (education, engineering, music, and marketing), Kristian combines his experiences to connect with a wide variety of communities and cultures. Kristian founded and independently runs NULL NYC, a design studio that makes digital ideas real through the usage of clothing, augmented reality, and visual experiences. 


Location: This program will take place in person in the Lecture Room at Cooper Hewitt (2 East 91st Street, New York, NY). The Lecture Room is on the ground floor of the museum and fully wheelchair accessible. Read more about accessibility at Cooper Hewitt.  

What to Expect: This in-person program will be a hands-on design drop-in workshop and tour (stay for as little or as much time as you like). No previous design experience is required. 

Accommodations:  For general questions, or if we can provide additional accessibility services or accommodations to support your participation in this program, please email us at or let us know when registering. Please make your accommodation request as far in advance as possible—preferably at least one week before the program date when possible.  


Design learning at Cooper Hewitt is made possible by The Pinkerton Foundation, The Richard and Jean Coyne Family Foundation, The Hirsch Family Foundation, PwC Charitable Foundation, The Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, internal Smithsonian Institution funds from the Youth Access Grants for Youth Innovation in Rural America, and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Image Right: Pamela Holaday’s Hands on Safety Symbol Pasteup. Photograph by Hal Smith, 1971.