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January 1, 2020

On this first day of 2020, we are happy to announce CSS—a new, New York-based consultancy run by Laura Coombs, Laurel Schwulst, and Mindy Seu.

We are three friends who met through our work in design and education. Even though we think of ourselves as quite different, we have wanted to work together for a long time now … Somehow, the first day of this special new year felt like the right time to tell you … 2020—the year we all have perfect vision and feel clearly, putting our complementary strengths together …

Although our name CSS may suggest otherwise (“cascading style sheets”), we are not a design studio. Instead, we want to utilize our professional and personal experiences to strategize creative projects via research, reflection, and direction … We are interested in working with local and distant individuals, companies, and institutions (and others that fall outside of these categories!) on projects such as identities, publications, and environments (offline and on) … We have some other exciting announcements on the horizon …

Laura, Laurel, Mindy

“intimacy without proximity ... ” . Donna Haraway
                                     . Jacob Metcalf
                                        . Karen Barad