Lita Talarico, Co Chair of MFA Design
Co-founder and co-chair, MFA Design Department, School of Visual Arts; co-founder, Masters Workshop in Design History, Theory and Practice in Italy; writer; design and architectural consultant
MFA Design


BA, Empire State College; MFA, School of Visual Arts

Professional experience includes

Founding managing editor, American Illustration & Photography; reporter-at-large, Italian Design Graphis; advisor, Charrette; design competition, U.S. Port of Entry at Massena, NY; architect selection consultant: Cleveland Museum of Art, National World War II Memorial Design Competition; Pritzker Architecture Prize Annual Jury Meeting; project director: Whitehall Ferry Terminal Design Competition; project coordinator, Italian Manifesto Conference, International Design Conference in Aspen

Books include

Co-author, Design School Confidential; Design Entrepreneur: Turning Graphic Design into Goods that Sell; Graphic: Inside the Sketchbooks of the World’s Great Graphic Designers; Design Career: Practical Knowledge for Beginning Illustrators and Graphic Designers; Typography Sketchbooks. Co-editor, Graphis Publication Design. Associate editor, Art Against War, New York Observed

Professional affiliations include

Advisory board member emeritus, Adobe Partners by Design; ArtTable; AIGA

Awards and honors include

Visiting scholar, American Academy in Rome