MFA | Rochester Institute of Technology

School of Fine & Applied Arts
Rochester, NY

Graphic Design – 1994
Thesis: Dr. Robert L. Leslie and The Composing Room – 1927 – 1942
Interactive Historical database and information resource about their contributions to the History of Graphic Design

BFA | East Carolina University

School of Art
Greenville, NC
Communication Arts – 1986
Magna Cum Laude 1986, Deans List 1983 -1986

Workshops & Continued Training

May – June 2021
Incomplete Latinx Stories of Diseño Grafico, 2021

Centers the work and histories of art and design in Latin America. The second in a series of BIPOC Centered design history courses facilitated by Polymode.

May – July 2021
Systems Practice

An online course from The Omidyar Group and Acumen Academy to work on complex problems across any field of social change. Using a Systems Practice to make sustainable social impact.

January 2021
Black Design in America: African Americans and
the African Diaspora in Graphic Design

Through recorded lectures, readings, and discussions, the class sheds light on moments of oppression and visibility. The series revisits and rewrites the course of design history in a way that centers previously marginalized designers, cultural figures—and particularly BIPOC and QTPOC people.

April -June 2021
Against the Grain

An online course fostering feminist critical perspectives on the designed past and democratizing access to design history writing. From the Futuress group