We are Young Professionals. Founded in 2014 we are an award winning design, illustration, print and digital creative studio, based in the landmark Pencil Factory, Brooklyn. YP consists of collaborators Mark Pernice, Elana Schlenker and producer Carmel Quinn. We’re specialists in creating unique visual experiences for a range of designed communication platforms. We don’t have an office dog but we do have Craig, the worlds longest living goldfish.

Mark Pernice

A New York native and School of Visual Arts alum, Mark advanced from early work in movie poster design to designing for a variety of clients and industries as a now-longtime art director, graphic designer and illustrator. Pernice spent part of 2008 working under world renowned graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister and Paula Scher in 2010 working on Jon Stewart’s, Earth The Book. In 2010 Pernice’s Photo Booth Mask project gained viral attention with over 1.5 million image hits in the projects first 3 months garnering press in Wired, The Huffington Post, Fast Company, Gizmodo, Buzzfeed and It’s Nice That, to name a few. Most Recently Mark’s Sunday Review Cover Illustration was one of twenty selected for The New York Time’s Year in Illustration. The ‘2005’ book design was shortlisted and honorably mentioned in the Anamorphis Prize for self published photo books and selected to be included in MoMA’s permanent library.

Zhang Qingyun

What We Do

Art Direction, Logo & Identity System Design, Brand Positioning, Editorial Illustration, Print Design, Book and Magazine Design, Advertising and Poster Design, Environmental Design, Packaging Design, Website and Digital Design and Development, UX Strategy, Social Media, Illustration, Video and Motion.

Selected Clients

Audible / Anthropologie / The AtlanticBarnes Coy Architects / Baxter Projects /  Businessweek / BuzzfeedThe Boston Globe / Canopy Verde / CMJ / Curtis Martin Esquire / Filtered Coffee / GoogleFlavorpillHarvard Business ReviewHatchMap / The InterceptThe Jewish MuseumLincoln Center for the Performing Arts / LippincottLucky PeachMediumMentos / Ministry of Kaapi Coffee / MotherMute Records / The New Yorker / New York MagazineThe New York Times / Notre Dame University / Penrose Academy / Print / Sagmeister & Walsh / Sony / Sidewalk Labs / TEDThe Tennessean / Time / TomboyUrban Green Council / Universal Music Group / Variety / VerdesVirgin Mobile / Voxel dot net / The Wall Street JournalThe Washington Post / WWD

Recognitions

2016 ASHPE “Best Cover” Silver / 2016 ASHPE “Best Single Issue” Bronze / 2015 Anamorphis Prize shortlist and honorable mention book inclusion in MoMA library / 2015 New York Times – Year In Illustration / 2012-11 The New York Times Most Notable Op-Ed Illustrations / 2011 FPO Award “Photo booth mask” / 2011 FPO Award “Voxel Stationery” / 2010 Graphis Poster Annual / Make Magazine Best of 2010 / 2009 HOW Mag Outstanding Achievement Award / 2009 PRINT Magazine Regional Design Award / 2009 PRINT Mag Creativity & Commerce / 2009 AIGA PGA Award

Selected Book Inclusions

1000 More Invites / 1000 More Graphic Elements / Becoming A Graphic and Digital Designer / Branding First Vol.2 / International Visual Communication Design / Design For Fashion / Design: Paper / Designers Universe – The Wow Factor / Graphis Poster Annual 2010 / From Cover to Layout / Format First Vol.2 / Found Type by Steven Heller & Gail Anderson

Speaking or Workshop Inquires

Please contact us at studio@yp-yp.com. If your event is in Fiji, call us directly on our mobile phones.

Are We Hiring?

We’re alway’s looking for new design talent but specifically we’re looking for a project manager with experience in business development. That you? Say hi.