Ellen Lupton is Director of the Graphic
Design MFA program at Maryland
Institute College of Art,
and director of MICA's Center for Design Studies. She is also curator of contemporary design at Cooper–Hewitt, National Design Museum in
New York City. She has curated and
authored numerous exhibitions and books, including Thinking with Type (2004), Skin (2002), National Design Triennial (2000, 2003, 2006), Mixing Messages: Graphic Design in Contemporary Culture (1996), and Mechanical Brides: Women and Machines from Home to Office (1993). She is a 2007 recipient of the AIGA Gold Medal for lifetime achievement.
Jennifer Cole Phillips is Associate Director of the Graphic Design MFA program at Maryland Institute College of Art, and Principal of J. Cole Phillips Design. Before joining MICA, Phillips was a tenured Associate Professor in the program in Publications Design at University of Baltimore. She has an
MFA from Rhode Island School of De–
sign. Her work has been included in
the annuals of Graphis Design, Gra–
phis Poster, Print, the Art Director’s
Club of Metropolitan Washington and New York, AIGA 50, and ACD100 Show, among others. She served for eight years on the Board AIGA of Directors for Baltimore.