Cipe Pineles and Parsons
Cipe Pineles was one of my earliest teachers/mentors/friends in the world of design, and her spirit will always be with me. She took me under her wing, found me my first job, and has been an inspiration ever since. Vibrant and charming throughout her trailblazing career, she finally got her due recognition by becoming the first woman in the Art Directors Club Hall of Fame. I love her. That’s me up front with the red scarf, next to Cipe, and my other classmates in her editorial design class at Parsons School of Design NYC, circa 1984.