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Our faculty are practicing professionals, helping to shape the field of graphic design. We bring award-winning designers into the classroom to art direct real-world projects through the Flex Design Studio. 

Graphic Design Faculty

Brockett Horne

Brockett Horne is a designer, educator, and writer. She serves as chair of graphic design at MICA, where she teaches fierce sophomores and daring juniors.

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Lindsay Ballant

Maryland native Lindsay Ballant is an art director and designer with a passion for journalism, storytelling, global culture, and baseball.

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Marc Choi

Marc Choi is a graphic designer working across print and interactive media for clients ranging from international commercial brands to local cultural institutions.

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Minsun Eo

Minsun Eo focuses on practice that creates integrated design knowledge, system and experience for art, technology, architecture, fashion and educational sector.

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Lewis S. Fifield

Graphic Design faculty member Lew Fifield has diverse educational and professional design experience, specializing in information design and publishing projects ranging from Corporate Identity Systems to Museum and Urban Design Exhibits.

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Isaac Gertman

Isaac Gertman is designer, writer, and typography enthusiast, with a keen interest in the overlapping social, cultural, and infrastructural systems found in cities.

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Jason Mathews Gottlieb

Jason Mathews Gottlieb received a BFA in Graphic Design + Digital Media from the Corcoran College of Art + Design, and an MFA in Graphic Design from the Maryland Institute College of Art.

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Ellen Lupton

Ellen Lupton is Senior Curator of Contemporary Design at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City.

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Sally Lynn Maier

Sally Lynn Maier recently graduated from MICA's MFA program in Graphic Design. Her professional practice has been primarily designing for the arts, including several years at the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design in Washington, DC and an internship at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA. She strives to balance content and form and wrestles with her dual roles of service-provider and independent creative. She is interested in how design shapes and is shaped by social constructs, class, and ideology, which she explored through the lens of editorial design in her thesis project, Design Dissection: A Visual Analysis of the Economics of Magazine Design. Her next personal project will likely involve her ever-growing collection of clickbait ads. She loves living in Baltimore, browsing thrift stores, and taking long walks with her terrier mix, Abu.

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Jason Mannix

Jason is a co-founder and creative director of Polygraph, a multidisciplinary design studio in Washington, DC.

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Sandra Maxa

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.

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Dan Meyers

Dan Meyers teaches Photo Imaging in the Graphic Design department at MICA, has a BFA in photography from Southern Illinois University and a MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art.

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Kiel Mutschelknaus

Kiel Mutschelknaus was born and raised in the Midwest, cutting his teeth in the Great Plains of South Dakota and graduating with a BA in Studio Art from Augustana College.

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Nolen Strals

Nolen Strals likes to refer to himself as a commercial artist, because his professional work blurs the line between multiple disciplines.

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Hieu Tran

Hieu Tran is a graphic designer who specializes in publication/editorial design, branding/ identity and information visualization.

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Bruce Willen

In addition to teaching at MICA, Bruce Willen is partner of Post Typography, a studio specializing in graphic design, conceptual typography, and custom lettering/illustration with additional forays into art, apparel, music, curatorial work, design theory, and vandalism.

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