Introducing the BIC Faculty: Gerardo Blumenkrantz

6/29/2013 Unknown 0 Comments

Gerardo Blumenkrantz
BIC Creative Track
Gerardo Blumenkrantz is from Argentina (then) and from Brooklyn (now).

He earned an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City and before joining the CCNY faculty he held art director and creative consultant positions with some of the most creative shops in New York -- Ogilvy, Fallon, JWT, Strawberry Frog, SS+K . . .  as well as doing work for Comedy Central.  Mr. Blumenkrantz has won numerous awards, including the Clio, ADDY and Effie. His work has been featured in Communication Arts and cited among Ad Age's Best.

He was recently awarded a Maurice Sendak Fellowship for Creative Storytellers. (We are not allowing him to adopt "where the wild things are" as a motto for BIC.)

Introducing Gerardo Blumenkrantz via the Proust Questionnaire:

What is your favorite color?
Purplish blue.

Where would you like to live?
I already love where I live (Brooklyn).

What is the quality you most like in a person?

What is the trait you most deplore in others?.
When they take you for granted.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
Blaming myself for more than what's necessary.

Who are our favorite heroes in fiction?
Charlie Chaplin's Little Tramp.

What is your greatest fear?
Not being able to be there for those I deeply care about.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
The ability to be present and fully aware to savor simple moments with cool people (family, students, colleagues, friends, the person next to me in a transatlantic flight).