“Too many of our schools are environments of failure. They’re so hostile. In my research I discovered that if you effect public space, you effect more people more of the time.” - Ruth Shuman, Founder and President, Publicolor
Encouraging environments create successful students. For many of New York City’s at-risk teens, positivity falls to the wayside in overcrowded, underfunded schools where they are deemed another statistic.
Publicolor is transforming schools and students lives through the scaffold of design.
The students in the 7 week summer design program learn discipline, patience, and technique through introductions to design and hands on experience. In just a summer, they gain a respect for details and hard work, learn applicable life skills, and over 90% continue on to college after the program. It works because color truly matters.
This is the power of design. The power of art. The power of color.
Directors: Matt Blackburn, Ehsan Abbasi
Screen writer: Brandon Malcolm
Producer: Sherry Merola
Executive Producer: David Sussan
Creative Director: Matt Blackburn
Cinematographers: Ehsan Abbasi, Jonathan Eller
Art directors: Courtney Stewart, Carly Holtzman
Editor: Ehsan Abbasi
Account Director: Zak Cochran
Account Manager: Jenny Williams
Project Manager: Babette Griffith
Production Assistants: John Suarez, Colin Williams
Set Design Team: Cynthia Alberto, Matt Blackburn, David Sussan, Courtney Stewart, Carly Holtzman, Brandon Malcolm, Ehsan Abbasi, Bill Zeigler, Benjamin Stanfield
Publicolor Founder and President: Ruth Lande Shuman
Suzanne Tick Inc. Founder: Suzanne Tick
Publicolor Director of Summer Design Studio: Melissa Rioux
Publicolor Students: Aaron Lewis, Shane Smith, Roberto Joseph, Kimmar Mightly, Acacis, Christina, Jenelle, Destiney, Octavio Alexpadilla, Jose Figureoa, Natasha Seng, Cara Spitzer
Hand Model: Teresa Evans