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Joseph Bergdoll

Adjunct Instructor

Joseph Bergdoll is a designer and developer. He operates a design and technology practice called Extended Play or EP for short. Clients include Sweetgreen,, School of Visual Arts MFA Interaction Design, and AIGA/NY. Joseph holds a Bachelors of Science in Graphic Design from The Design School at Arizona State University, and worked at a few noteworthy digital studios and agencies in New York before founding EP in 2014.

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.