Title Associate Professor
Department Graphic Design
Designer, writer, amateur historian and nascent bread baker, Mari has been involved with information design and publication design (in all its myriad forms) throughout her practice. Clients have included Digital C, National Institute of Health, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, The Case Connection Zone, Artist Carl Pope, and Internationals Public Schools. She received a 2013 Ohio Arts Council Grant for Individual Excellence with one of her principle collaborators, Mary Jo Toles (Professor of Photography at CIA). She has also taught at Parsons School of Design, University of California (Los Angeles), and U Cal (Santa Barbara).
Current projects include UX and UI for 2 new apps, information design on the progress of The Cleveland Consent Decree, a series on information visualization, and a fierce wild yeast starter for her crusty sourdough loaves. Rye is her personal favorite, with Tartine City Loaf a close second.
Welcome to Tomorrow: Big Data and Deep Dives; Design Conference, Chicago, November 2014
UX: The New Graphic Design; AIGA Regional Conference, April 2014
The Next Next: Design and Big Data, The 2013 National Conference of Editors and Designers, The Federal Reserve
In The Thick Of It: Collaboration in Contemporary Design
2013 Ohio Arts Council Award for Individual Excellence
DADD Recipient, 2005
Visiting Scholar Fellowship, 2000—1, Institut de Recherche et d’Histoire des Textes/Bibliothèque Nationale de France
Degree MFA, Northwestern University; Post-Bach, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; BA, University of Michigan
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