Sandra Maxa is a designer and educator from Minneapolis, where she worked for many years on branding and systems design projects for large corporate clients before moving to New York.

She is currently a partner at the multi-disciplinary studio Q Collective where creating work for clients like the AIA Center for Architecture, New Dramatists and Baltimore's Institute of Contemporary Art reflects her deep interest in identity, interactivity and visual culture. She holds an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and a bachelor's degree in Art-Graphic Design from University of Wisconsin-Madison. At MICA, Sandie also teaches studio classes in MICA's BFA graphic design program. She has taught at Pratt Institute, Parsons School of Design and Rutgers University and is co-author of 2 editions of the book Typographic Design: Form & Communication. She is currently working on the 7th ed. of Meggs' History of Graphic Design. In 2015, she was awarded the MICA Trustee Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching.