Jennifer Cole Phillips is a designer, educator, and author. She directs the Graphic Design MFA Program at MICA; teaches in the graduate, post-baccalaureate, and undergraduate graphic design departments; and operates a design practice specializing in identity, publication, and environmental design. The heart of her work and teaching is a passion for design innovation and formal rigor. Ms. Phillips came to MICA as a tenured Associate Professor, having held academic and design positions in New York, Chicago, and Baltimore. Her design work has been recognized by Graphis Design, AIGA 50, The Art Directors Club's of Metropolitan Washington and New York, and the Society of Typographic Arts 100 Show, among others. She is co-author of Graphic Design The New Basics (with Ellen Lupton), and contributing author, art director, or mentor for several additional titles published by Princeton Architectural Press and produced by MICA GDMFA students and faculty. Ms. Phillips holds a MFA and BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and she served for eight years on the Board of Directors for the American Institute of Graphic Arts.