Elizabeth Resnick

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Elizabeth Resnick is a Professor Emerita, former chair of Graphic Design, and current part-time faculty at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, Massachusetts. She earned her B.F.A. and M.F.A. in Graphic Design at Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island. Professor Resnick is also a passionate design curator having organized seven comprehensive design exhibitions (several with co-curators), with the last four addressing socio-political graphic design: The Graphic Imperative: International Posters of Peace, Social Justice and The Environment 1965–2005 (2005); Graphic Intervention: 25 Years of International AIDS Awareness Posters 1985–2010 (2011); Graphic Advocacy: International Posters for the Digital Age: 2001–2012 (2013), and currently traveling: Women’s Rights Are Human Rights: International Posters on Gender-based Inequality, Violence and Discrimination (2016) which investigates the gender-based inequalities deeply entrenched in every global society. Her publications include catalogs for the exhibitions, plus The Social Design Reader, Bloomsbury Academic (2019), Developing Citizen Designers, Bloomsbury Academic (2016), Design for Communication: Conceptual Graphic Design Basics, John Wiley & Sons Publishers (2003), and Graphic Design: A Problem-Solving Approach to Visual Communication, Prentice-Hall Publishers (1984). She has also published articles, essays, reviews, and interviews in EYE, Graphis, Grafik, IDEA, Tipografica, AIGA Journal, and Design Issues.