January 14, 2010
Richmond Center for Visual Arts, room 2008
Elizabeth Resnick is a Professor of Graphic Design in the Communication Design Department at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, Massachusetts. She earned her B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI.
Elizabeth served on the board of the AIGA Boston chapter from 1989-2005 organizing numerous events. From 2003-2005 she served on the AIGA National Design Education Steering Committee. She is the 2007 recipient of AIGA Boston's 2007 Fellows Award.
Elizabeth is a passionate design curator who has organized four comprehensive design exhibitions with faculty partners: "Russell Mills: Within/Without" (1991) with Teresa Flavin; "Dutch Graphic Design: 1918-1945" (1994) with Alston W. Purvis; "Makoto Saito: Art of the Poster" (1999) with Jan Kubasiewicz, and "The Graphic Imperative: International Posters for Peace, Social Justice and The Environment 1965–2005" with Chaz Maviyane-Davies and Frank Baseman.
Her publications include "Design for Communication: Conceptual Graphic Design Basics" for John Wiley & Sons (2003) and "Graphic Design: A Problem-Solving Approach to Visual Communication", Prentice-Hall (1984). She writes occasional commentaries and event reviews, and has interviewed prominent designers and design educators, all of which have been published in EYE (UK), AIGA Journal of Graphic Design (USA), Graphis (USA) Graphics International (UK), TipoGrafica (Argentina) and IDEA (Japan).