Chantal FischzangCo-Director, Design ConsortiumCo-Director, Visual Means

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Chantal Fischzang is Co-Director of the Design Consortium and Visual Means, and an Assistant Professor in Graphic Design in the Department of Arts Culture & Media, Rutgers University-Newark.

Chantal works as an independent designer in NYC & NJ. Her practice serves a range of multidisciplinary projects focused on design for social impact and her capabilities range from brand identity systems, print, publications, exhibition to interactive design.

As Co-Director of the Design Consortium, Chantal (along with her Partners Ned Drew and Jennifer Bernstein), lead the creative process of the DC Studio, collaborating with students and community partners on projects that use the collaborative engagement model to create impact in the city of Newark.

In recent years, Chantal’s work has been recognized by AIGA, Graphis, Core, Creativity, HOW, UCDA and Awwards. In 2014, as a founding member of IntraCollaborative, she was awarded a Sappi, Ideas That Matter, I grant for their  Rent Regulation Rights project, done as part of the Center for Urban Pedagogy. In April of 2016, the RRR poster series became part of the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in its latest exhibition“By the People: Designing a Better America.” In 2017, Chantal & her colleague Gala Narezo, received another SAPPI grant to support Mawuni’s leadership training, building on their capacity in the creation of a 340-acre community dedicated to the safe harbor of vulnerable LGBTQ young adults at risk.