Instructor, Visual Communication Design (2011). BFA, 1994, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; MFA, 2000, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence. Books: Layout Workbook: A Real-World Guide to Building Pages in Graphic Design; Design Elements: Typography Fundamentals. Publications: 1,000 Designer Greetings; American Corporate Identity; Design Elements: Form and Space; Design for Special Events; GD USA; Graphis Posters; HOW; Print. Awards: Print Regional Design Annual; SEGD Matthew Paint Educational Grant; American Design Awards Platinum Prize for Book Design. Exhibitions: 27 Posters: An Invitational Exhibition from Designers Around the World; New Generation International Exchange; 02txt: A Celebration of the Visual Word.

Personal Statement

Kristin Cullen is a graphic designer, educator, and author. She spends her days (and occasional nights) with The Grillo Group developing visual communication materials across all media. A former tenured professor at the University of Cincinnati?s College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, Kristin now teaches typography at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She received a master?s degree from the Rhode Island School of Design and a bachelor?s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana?Champaign.

Through the years, Kristin?s work has received accolades, appeared in national and international exhibits, and been published in books and magazines that include: American Corporate Identity, Design Elements: Form and Space, Graphis Poster Annual, How, and Print. She has also written two books published by Rockport Publishers that are dedicated to graphic design fundamentals for students: Layout Workbook: A Real-World Guide to Building Pages in Graphic Design and Design Elements: Typography Fundamentals.


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