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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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Amanda Buck

Amanda Buck is a Midwesterner based in Baltimore, MD who designs for brands, digital products, and print.

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Hayelin Choi

Hayelin Choi is a mission-driven designer, illustrator, and educator, with a passion for celebrating diverse culture and local communities.

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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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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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Elaine Lopez

Elaine Lopez was born in Miami, Florida to recently-arrived Cuban immigrants. Shortly after earning a BFA in graphic design from the University of Florida in 2007, Elaine moved to Chicago. There she began her career as an art director at full-service agency Leo Burnett.

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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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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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Dare Turner

Dare is the Assistant Curator of Indigenous Art of the Americas at the Baltimore Museum of Art, is a member of the Yurok Tribe of California, and has taught in MICA's Graphic Design Department since 2017.

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