Director, School of Art + Design
Office: 106 Jefferson Hall,
Spring 2013 Courses
AD 415 - Design Colloquium [5 hours ]
19671: LCD, F 9:00-11:50am, #
20120: LCD, F 9:00-11:50am, #
AD 418 - Independent Study in Graphic Design [1 to 5 hours ]
18448: CNF, by appointment
AD 499 - Cooperative Education [0 to 4 hours ]
18481: COP, by appointment
AD 500 - Art and Design Teaching Internship [0 to 2 hours ]
30654: PR, by appointment
Marcia Lausen is founder of the Chicago office of Studio/lab and Director of the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Integrating identity, information, and environmental design practices, Studio/lab projects are designed to tell compelling stories, clarify information, build brand identity, and drive innovation. Recent clients include: American Institute of Architects, Krueck + Sexton Architects, Mattel, Motorola, Steelcase, Target, and Whirlpool. Studio/lab works have been awarded by AIGA, Art Directors Club, Communication Arts, Chicago Athenaeum, Chicago Book Clinic, Index, IDSA, Print, ReBrand 100, Society of Environmental Graphic Designers, Step Inside Design, and the Type Directors Club.
The University of Illinois at Chicago is a leading research institution in one of the worlds great cities. As Director of the UIC School of Art and Design, Marcia provides visionary and administrative leadership for programs in Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Electronic Visualization, Moving Image, Photography, Studio Arts, and Art Education. As a Professor in the Graphic Design department Marcia teaches graduate and undergraduate students preparing for professional careers in design education, research, and practice.
Marcia is an outspoken advocate for the value of design in corporate, consumer, and government communications. She has served on the local and national boards of AIGA and she co-founded the election design initiative of Design for Democracy: a strategic program of AIGA that seeks to improve the quality and clarity of government communications. Her recently completed book Design for Democracy: Ballot + Election Design was published by AIGA and University of Chicago Press.
Marcia received her MFA in graphic design from Yale University in 1985 and her BFA in graphic design from Indiana University in 1981. She was named a Fast Company Master of Design in 2004 for her work in election design.