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Kari Giordano operates Sundae Design + Photography out of her home studio in Massachusetts. Sundae was born in 2006 after Giordano graduated with a degree in Graphic Design. Since then, the company has grown to service clients seeking effective marketing, innovative design, and beautiful photography. Awards and honors include the prestigious James C. Kapteyn Award for Excellence in Teaching, Berkshire Community College’s 40 Under 40 Award, and State University of New York at New Paltz’s 40 Under 40 Award. Giordano has had over a dozen articles published in SchoolArts Magazine, a national art education publication, has presented her design curriculum at the National Art Education Association National Convention and has been invited to speak at the New Paltz Women in Leadership Summit. Outside of design and photography, Giordano teaches middle and high school art, design, and photography at a public school in Western Massachusetts. 



Published Articles


University of Edinburgh - Fulbright Fellowship

Rhode Island School of Design - MAT, Art and Design Education
School of Fine and Performing Arts at SUNY New Paltz - BFA, Graphic Design

Awards and Honors
• 2019 Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching Fellowship
• 2018 Berkshire 40 Under 40 Honoree
• 2017 State University of New York 40 Under 40 Honoree
​• 2015 James C. Kapteyn Prize Winner
• Published author in School Arts, a national education magazine (regular contributor)
• National Art Education Association - National Conference Presenter
• New York State Art Teachers Association - Conference Presenter
• Rhode Island School of Design, Department of Teaching and Learning - Guest Speaker


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