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 it's myriad forms) throughout her practice. Clients have included 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 a writing project about information and design, an interactive visualization of the effect of life style changes on Type 2 Diabetes and a fierce wild yeast starter for her crusty sourdough loaves. She is eagerly awaiting the arrival of Chad Robertson's latest book, which promises to be about whole grain wild yeast breads.
2013 Ohio Arts Council Award for Individual Excellence
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 and Art, The Twenty-Seventh Annual National Conference On Liberal Arts and The Education Of Artists, School of Visual Arts, New York
Degree MFA, Northwestern University; Post-Bach, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; BA, University of Michigan
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