About

The program provides in-depth study of the language and practice of graphic design. Our students are professionals and graduates from complementary fields, including liberal arts, fine arts, architecture, media studies and journalism as well as those who studied design as undergraduates yet desire a more comprehensive and rigorous education in the theory and concepts of graphic design.

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Faculty

Sandra Maxa

Director, Graphic Design Post Bacc Program

Sandra Maxa is a designer and educator from Minneapolis, where she worked for many years on branding and systems design projects for large corporate clients before moving to New York. She is currently a partner at the multi-disciplinary studio Q Collective where creating work for clients like the AIA Center for Architecture, New Dramatists and Baltimore's Institute of Contemporary Art reflects her deep interest in identity, interactivity and visual culture. She holds an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and a bachelor's degree in Art-Graphic Design from University of Wisconsin-Madison. At MICA, Sandie also teaches senior studio classes in the BFA graphic design program. She has taught at Pratt Institute, Parsons School of Design and Rutgers University and is co-author of 2 editions of the well-known book Typographic Design: Form & Communication. In 2015, she was awarded the MICA Trustee Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching.

2017-2018

Amanda Buck
Maria Habib
Brockett Horne
Tony Venne
Maureen Weiss

Visiting Designers
Johanna Biehler
Bon Champion
Hannah Cusworth
Gabriela Hernandez
Nathan Hill
Marissa Lanterman
Giselle Lewis-Archibald
Jill Spaeth

2016-2017

Amanda Buck
Ellen Lupton
Mark Sanders
Tony Venne
Maureen Weiss

Visiting Designers
Johanna Biehler
Elizabeth Haidle
Mylinh Nguyen
Frances Pharr
Rachel Ventura

2015-2016

Ellen Lupton
Jennifer Cole Phillips
Tony Venne
Maureen Weiss

Visiting Designers
Antonio Alcala
Amanda Buck
Katie Duffy
Ross MacDonald
Mira Rojanasakul
Scott Sugiuchi
Nick Zdon

2014-2015

Jason Gottlieb
Ellen Lupton
Jennifer Cole Phillips
Tony Venne

Visiting Designers
Antonio Alcala
Alex Kalman
Tod Lippy
Peter Mendelsund

2013-2014

Jason Gottlieb
Jennifer Cole Phillips
Mark Sanders

Visiting Designers
Antonio Alcala
Ryan Clifford
Chip Kidd
Pirco Wolfframm

2012-2013

Ann Liu Alcasabas
Jennifer Bernstein
Kristian Bjornard
Noel Cunningham
Jennifer Cole Phillips
Natalie Sims
Pirco Wolfframm

Visiting Designers
Karin Fong
Rick Poynor

2011-2012

Ann Liu Alcasabas
Jennifer Cole Phillips