Patty K. Wongpakdee

Associate Professor

Old Westbury Campus
Midge Karr Fine Arts Center
Room 100
Northern Blvd.
Old Westbury, NY 11568-8000

Manhattan Campus
New Technology Building
16 W 61st Street
Room 913
New York, NY 10023

Phone: 212.261.1736
curriculum vitae


  • MFA Pratt Institute
  • BFA Syracuse University

Areas of Scholarly and Artistic Interest

  • Graphic Arts & Design
  • Digital Painting
  • Photography
  • Photo Imaging

Career Summary

Patty K. Wongpakdee is a NY based graphic artist and an Associate Professor of Graphic Design at New York Institute of Technology.

Prior to teaching, Patty was a Senior Designer/Art Director for Ernst & Young. In that capacity, she designed the artistic components for business proposals, brochures, and invitations for corporate functions. Clients have included CBS, General Electric, IBM, SUNY University Hospital and MaxMara. She currently continues to create graphics for various clients but is truly proud to give back to a worthy organization by doing pro-bono graphic design work for the American Cancer Society, NYC high profile events.

She has received an award for Outstanding Design for a Corporate Publication in the 58th Annual Graphics Arts Exhibition. She is also a recipient of  the In-house Design Award from Graphic Design USA. The award recognizes her print designs for the American Cancer Society. Her art and design work is featured in various print and online publications. She is the aurthor of Art Without Waste: 500 Upcycled & Earth-Friendly Designs.

In addition to teaching, Patty is committed to her own artwork. She merges her graphic design sensibilities with traditional paint-like qualities. To further this concept, she often applies paint directly onto the image, which was printed on canvas.

Selected Publications

  • 2014 Art Without Waste: 500 Upcycled & Earth-Friendly Designs, Rockport Publishers. ISBN: 9781631590313
  • 2014 Graphic Design USA, June 2014
  • 2013 Graphic Design USA, 50th Anniversary Edition
  • 2012 Journal of Arts and Humanity (JAH), Vol.-1, No.-1, August 2012
  • 2012 Artist Portfolio Magazine, Aniversary Issue #6
  • 2011 ATINER (Athens Institute for Education and Research) Book Series
  • 2011 The Elements Art Exhibiton Events Catalog

Selected Exhibitions

Selected Invited Public Lectures

  • 2012 7th International Conference on the Arts in Society, Liverpool, UK
  • 2012 Hawaii University International Conferences on Arts & Humanities Conference, Honolulu, HI
  • 2011 UCDA Design Education Summit, Jersey City, NJ
  • 2010 Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Bangkok, Thailand
  • 2010 1st Annual International Conference on Fine Arts, Athens, Greece

Recommended web sites

Recommended publications

  • Print, America's Graphic Design Magazine, RC Publications, Inc., bi-monthly.
  • Scott McCloud, Understanding Comics, The Invisible Art. Harper Paperbacks, 1994.
  • Alex W. White, The Elements of Graphic Design. Allworth Press, 2002
  • Steven Heller, Design Literacy. Allworth Press, 2004
  • Allan Lightman, Einstein’s Dreams, a novel. Vintage, 2004
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