Paula Scher named MICA’s 2023 William O. Steinmetz ’50 Designer-in-Residence

On Tuesday, March 28 at 12 p.m. EST visit MICA's Falvey Hall for this exciting event featuring Paula, Betty Cooke and William O. Steinmetz ’50 Design Chair Ellen Lupton, and Victoria Pass, Ph.D., Faculty in Art History at MICA.  The event is free and open to the public!


Paula Scher has inspired generations of graphic designers. She studied illustration at Tyler School of Art, where she discovered her love of typography. She landed a job at CBS Records in New York City and found her voice by creating hundreds of album covers. She later started her own business and then, in the early 90s, she joined the renowned international design firm Pentagram, where she started creating bold, typographic posters for Shakespeare in the Park and other productions of the Public Theater. This ground-breaking work is the subject of a recent book 25 Years at the Public: A Love Story (2021). Paula is the subject of a full episode of the Netflix documentary “Abstract: The Art of Design”. She has won countless awards, created brand identities for global companies, and has spoken about her work around the world. She is also a gifted teacher!