Natalie Pangaro

Critic

Natalie Pangaro is an accomplished graphic designer specializing in print, packaging and branding. Clients value her creative thinking, professionalism and unfailing attention to detail. She has over 25 years of experience designing for businesses, nonprofit institutions and cultural organizations including Harvard University, Massachusetts College of Art and Boston Children’s Hospital. 

Before establishing an independent design practice, Pangaro was a founding partner and creative director at full-service design agency Pangaro Beer Design. During her 17-year tenure, the studio won over 40 awards from more than 20 organizations. Before that, she was a designer at the WGBH Educational Foundation, whose creative department is nationally recognized for its thoughtful and innovative design. Additionally, Pangaro has held an adjunct faculty position at The Art Institute of Boston and served on the board of Boston’s American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA). 

With a creative approach that’s both deliberate and collaborative, Pangaro is a strategic designer above all. She’s drawn to clients who are looking for a trusted design partner who can deliver for their brand and their business. 

In addition to graphic design, she has an enduring love of textiles, which led her to establish Rose Thornwood, an independent textile studio. Her current focus is on the visible repair of textiles and how they relate to sustainability, reuse and fashion. In addition to her commissioned projects, she leads workshops on visible mending. Pangaro’s work reflects her discerning sense of design and color as well as her attention to detail. She employs traditional stitching techniques including Japanese sashiko and boro

Pangaro holds degrees in graphic design, textile science and marketing. This background inspires her unique blend of refined aesthetics, expert craftsmanship and a disciplined work ethic. She lives and works in Tiverton, RI. 
 

Courses

Fall 2024 Courses

PRINT 4622-01 - SENIOR PRINT WORKSHOP: SEMINAR
Level Undergraduate
Unit Printmaking
Subject Printmaking
Period Fall 2024
Credits 3
Format Seminar
Mode In-Person
Start date
End date

PRINT 4622-01

SENIOR PRINT WORKSHOP: SEMINAR

Level Undergraduate
Unit Printmaking
Subject Printmaking
Period Fall 2024
Credits 3
Format Seminar
Mode In-Person
Start and End 2024-09-04 to 2024-12-11
Times: M | 1:10 PM - 4:10 PM Instructor(s): Natalie Pangaro Enrolled / Capacity: 16 Status: Open

SECTION DESCRIPTION

This course offers a glimpse into the realities of pursuing a professional career in printmaking (and the fine arts). Various aspects of developing and maintaining a studio career will be covered including: CV, artist statements, and the effective preparation of competitive applications of all forms. Career Services serves as an important resource. Students will be expected to produce new work and related scholarship consistently, and frequently during the course of the term, with the goal of submitting the following prior to receipt of final grades: full and distributable CV, artist statement, short-form artist statement abstract, presentation of past/present/future work, a business card design ready for print, completed artist interview (with colleague from class), a well documented, hi-resolution, and fully-edited for submission, portfolio of at least 15, and up to 20 images of recent work, which includes detail and installation views, and a fully-detailed image list/inventory. During the course of the class students will also prep mock applications to at least 2 of the following (graduate school, artist residency, grant funding, etc.), and at least 1 of these applications will be brought to finalization and submitted to the institution of choice. Course will include in-progress critiques of recent work, group discussions, lectures, and presentations.

Open to Senior Printmaking Students. 
 

Major Requirement | BFA Printmaking