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Image of the Studio Exhibition

Image of the Studio Exhibition

Oct 10, 2013 | Hyperaktivists

Image of the Studio is an exhibition of over 75 current New York graphic designs studios that Hyperakt is honored to be apart of it. Original work and portraits have been submitted by each studio, as well as a range of data designed to document the structure, history and culture of each.The exhibit is open to the public unt ...
Deroy Speaks at Type Directors Club & Sullivan Event

Deroy Speaks at Type Directors Club & Sullivan Event

Jun 07, 2013 | Hyperaktivists

Deroy recently spoke at "After the Jump," a day of ideas and inspiration hosted by Type Directors Club and Sullivan. The question of the day was; How are rapid advances in digital communications changing the world of design?Deroy says, "The web is our loudspeaker. The potential to reach a good percentage ...
NYCFC Branding featured on Brand New, FastCo, & KCKRS!

NYCFC Branding featured on Brand New, FastCo, & KCKRS!

Jun 06, 2013 | Hyperaktivists, New Work

Recently, Major League Soccer announced that a new expansion team will join the league in 2015: New York City Football Club (NYC FC). The club's owners did not release the NYC FC logo and gave no indication when they will do so. It didn't take long for many designers to image a brand, including Hyperakt! (Seen on Brand ...
Josh on PBS Off Book

Josh on PBS Off Book

May 09, 2013 | Hyperaktivists

One of our designers, Josh, is featured in an Off Book video, The Art of Data Visualization! Josh talks about creating a successful infographic and how it tells a story to communicate accurate and complicated data. He explains that, "data is just a clue to the end truth." Watch the video here.
Hyperakt Featured in Design Firms Open for Business

Hyperakt Featured in Design Firms Open for Business

Apr 23, 2013 | Announcements, Hyperaktivists

Design Firms Open for Business, by Steven Heller and Lita Talarico, is a firsthand look inside studios and offices, both large and small, from all over the world. The inner workings of more than 40 different-sized and variously focused design establishments are explored, offering keen insights into firms working on eve ...
Time Out NY Holiday Gift Guide

Time Out NY Holiday Gift Guide

Nov 27, 2012 | Hyperaktivists, New Work

We've seen lots of happy customers picking up Neighborwoods maps or ornaments just in time for holiday gift-giving! And we're excited that Time Out NY has featured us as part of their NYC-themed gift guide for 2012. Take a look!
Deroy & Julia Profiled on TNSChangemakers

Deroy & Julia Profiled on TNSChangemakers

Jan 18, 2012 | Hyperaktivists

Hyperakt's principals, Deroy Peraza and Julia Vakser Zeltser have been interviewed for a Changemaker Profile on The New School's Social Innovation website. Deroy and Julia are both alumni of Parsons, The New School for Design.The New School is a hub for social innovation in New York City and the world. The university ...
Hyperakt is Hiring a Project Manager

Hyperakt is Hiring a Project Manager

Nov 30, 2011 | Hyperaktivists

At Hyperakt, we consider ourselves a family and are looking for a new member to help us stay organized. We are looking for a Project Manager to help our Hyperakt team (including contractor help) operate smoothly. This awesome, friendly person should be passionate about social change an ...
PBS Arts Talks to Deroy & Julia

PBS Arts Talks to Deroy & Julia

Aug 03, 2011 | Hyperaktivists

PBS Arts sat down with Deroy and Julia to talk about type and the ways we use it in visualizing data. This episode in the Off Book series focuses on tools with Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones, identity with Paula Scher, texture with Eddie Opara, and visualizing data with Deroy and Julia. View the video hereThe ...
Deroy Peraza Invited to Speak at Inspire Conf

Deroy Peraza Invited to Speak at Inspire Conf

Jan 24, 2011 | Hyperaktivists

Inspire Conf is certainly not your average design conference. Creatives just like you are gathering in the Netherlands to chat about their amazing insights and ideas- you know, all the stuff you love to hear. This year, Hyperaktivist Deroy Peraza was asked to join the festivities as a guest speaker. Check out Inspire C ...
Food for Thought at the Society of Illustrators

Food for Thought at the Society of Illustrators

Dec 04, 2010 | Hyperaktivists

Food for Thought, illustrated and printed by Hyperaktivist Jason Lynch, will be shown this spring at the Society of Illustrators 53rd annual exhibition. The society was formed in 1901 to promote the art and history of illustration though lectures, exhibitions and education. We are honored and excited to have our work s ...
Hyperaktivists in Parsons Alumni Magazine

Hyperaktivists in Parsons Alumni Magazine

Dec 17, 2009 | Hyperaktivists

Partners Julia Vakser and Deroy Peraza have been featured in Parsons the New School of Design's alumni magazine called re:d (Fall Issue). Julia and Deroy are graduates of Parsons Illustration Department, 2000 and 2001 respectively. The article provides a synopsis of their work at Hyperakt, listing recent accomplishments and ...
Deroy Peraza's Work at Manifest Hope DC

Deroy Peraza's Work at Manifest Hope DC

Jan 13, 2009 | Hyperaktivists

Hyperakt's Deroy Peraza has been invited to participate in Manifest Hope DC, taking place in Georgetown during the weekend before the presidential inauguration. Several of Deroy's pieces will be included along with artists such as House Industries, Luba Lukova, Ray Noland, Robert Indiana, Ron English, Shepard Fairey and Zol ...
Hyperakt Brings Hope to Geneva

Hyperakt Brings Hope to Geneva

Nov 01, 2008 | Hyperaktivists

Deroy is in Geneva, for the opening of our 'New Hope' exhibit at the Flux Laboratory. The show is getting some love from the Swiss press. He was interviewed by Television Suisse Romande (TSR), the main French language channel in Switzerland. Le Temps, one of Switzerland's leading daily newspapers printed a half page article ...
Deroy Gets Syndicated

Deroy Gets Syndicated

Feb 08, 2008 | Announcements, Hyperaktivists

Deroy's interview with Spraygraphic, the design blog, was published and then recorded again for posterity in Parsons' Illustration Blog.
Spraygraphic Interviews Hyperaktivist

Spraygraphic Interviews Hyperaktivist

Jan 22, 2008 | Hyperaktivists

Spraygraphic, a visual arts-centered blog, recently got inquisitive with Hyperakt principal Deroy Peraza and is featuring the interview on its blog. Deroy shares some wisdom about his creative process and the collaborative environment of the design studio.
Michael Ciancio Chosen For FABRICA

Michael Ciancio Chosen For FABRICA

Feb 05, 2007 | Announcements, Hyperaktivists

After a tough (and lengthy) selection process in which 7% of applicants are accepted, Michael will be moving clear across the Atlantic to attend FABRICA, Bennetton's Center for Design & Communication in Treviso, Italy. Michael will be working alongside fellow "Fabricanti," tackling various projects in product, retail and en ...
Deroy Peraza Speaks at FIT

Deroy Peraza Speaks at FIT

Oct 23, 2006 | Hyperaktivists

Deroy was asked to speak at
Matthew Anderson Joins Hyperakt

Matthew Anderson Joins Hyperakt

Sep 18, 2006 | Announcements, Hyperaktivists

While Jules works on the latest Hypraktivist character "Ampy" we've been plying him with design projects. As a Brooklynite from Seattle, he's a little bit country and a little bit rock 'n' roll. That's ok, we here at Hyperakt could use a bit of Neko Case mixed in with our Tribe Called Quest every once in a while. It's good ...
Michael Ciancio Joins Hyperakt

Michael Ciancio Joins Hyperakt

Jun 05, 2006 | Announcements, Hyperaktivists

MICA graduate and designer extraordinaire, Michael (Mikey) Ciancio has joined the Hyperakt team as a full-time designer. This will mark Mikey's first "real" job in design, if you don't count that time he worked his creative magic for "Bagels 'N' A Hole Lot More" during high school. Seriously, we loved Michael's work as soon ...
Rosemary Hahn is Hyperakt's New Studio Manager

Rosemary Hahn is Hyperakt's New Studio Manager

Feb 27, 2006 | Announcements, Hyperaktivists

With a history of making things better, Rosemary Hahn steps on to the Hyperscene, ready and willing to make our lives a living heaven. Welcome, Rosy!
Wilson A. Aguilar Moving to LGBT Community Center

Wilson A. Aguilar Moving to LGBT Community Center

Jan 02, 2006 | Hyperaktivists

Wilson, who has been Hyperakt's Marketing, Operations & Business Director is off to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center where he will be Events Manager. We'll miss you, Wilson!
Deroy Peraza Hired as Adjunct Professor at Parsons

Deroy Peraza Hired as Adjunct Professor at Parsons

Jan 14, 2004 | Announcements, Hyperaktivists

Deroy was hired to teach as an adjunct professor at Parsons. He'll be teaching a Professional Practices class to seniors in the Fall semester, followed by a Digital Presentation class in the Spring.
Deroy Peraza Co-Founds Art4Now

Deroy Peraza Co-Founds Art4Now

Oct 05, 2003 | Hyperaktivists

Art4Now strives to create ways for students who reside in New York City's economically under-resourced neighborhoods to explore, express, and develop their voices through art. Art4Now is a non-profit arts education organization that supplements and expands existing school curricula to create a hands-on program for inner-cit ...
Julia Vakser Moves to Boston, MA

Julia Vakser Moves to Boston, MA

Jun 02, 2003 | Hyperaktivists

Julia has accompanied her husband, Lenny, on a two-year hiatus to Boston while he completes a Master's program at MIT. Enter the age of teleconferencing. It's a good thing Apple's iSight came out around the same time.