Tsia Carson, Partner
Tsia Carson is an accomplished interactive designer, occasional craft book author and a force of nature. At Flat she has worked with a wide variety of clients on enterprise social networks, trading platforms and content management systems. She has been a visiting critic in the graduate design programs at Yale and MICA. Tsia has taught at Rhode Island School of Design, University of the Arts, Parsons School of Design, and CUNY Hunter College. She has served on the board of AIGA NY chapter.
As a design practitioner, Tsia has been interviewed by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Newsweek Magazine, and NPR. In 2007 she was selected by Graphic Design USA Magazine as one of “Fifty People to Watch”, but apparently people have short attention spans.
With Flat she has produced two craft books. Her first book Craftivity (HarperCollins) was selected as one of Amazon’s top ten best books of 2006 in the home and garden category and reviewed in Bust, Nylon, Craft and ReadyMade. Her second book, Side by Side (Roost) is out Fall 2012. Tsia has a MFA from the Ohio State University’s Academic Computing Center for Art and Design and BFA from NSCAD (Nova Scotia College of Art and Design).
Doug Lloyd, Partner
Doug is a visionary user experience designer with a keen focus on how users and systems shape each other. At Flat he has created ground breaking business platforms and complex archive management systems. He has appeared in numerous publications including Metropolis, How Magazine and Print. He, and partner Tsia Carson, were profiled in International Design Magazine’s “ID’s 40 under 30” (40 influential designers under 30 years old) in 2000.
Doug has taught at Rhode Island School of Design, Parsons School of Design, and University of the Arts. He has guest lectured at New York University and served as an ongoing visiting critic and thesis advisor at Yale University’s Graduate Design Program.
Prior to Flat, Doug ran Queue Productions, which focused on experimental media productions. Projects included a 5,000 square foot, artists-run haunted house, an interactive narrative telephone line, and an international media hoax called Arm the Homeless. Doug earned MFA from the Ohio State University’s Academic Computing Center for Art and Design and BFA from NSCAD (Nova Scotia College of Art and Design). Doug is currently teaching himself architecture by gut renovating his 1940’s cabin home.
Norel is a graphic designer working across several mediums. After earning her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, she joined the team at Flat. Norel has been a guest critic at The Cooper Union and The School of Visual Art. She has an affinity for biking, opera, and trying to not kill her plants.
David directs identity, graphic design, and motion graphics at Flat. David earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. David worked as a freelance graphic designer and assistant art director for a year before joining Flat. In his time outside of Flat, David screen prints and makes collages which have been featured in Grafik Magazine and Pulled: A Catalog of Screen Printing.
Bryan earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of the Arts’ College of Media and Communication in Philadelphia. Prior to Flat, Bryan worked as a software developer for 10+ years while simultaneously building and running the renowned Philadelphia art gallery/retail space, Minnow. Bryan helped to create the first college scholarship fund for skateboarders, 2 political advocacy groups to ease anti-skateboard legislation, and build the first skateboarding blog of all time. When not developing software at Flat, Bryan participates in community projects, collaborative art exhibitions, and farms in the manner of Green Acres.