Frank Armstrong

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Frank Armstrong is a Lecturer in the department of Media Arts, Design + Technology at California State University, Chico. He teaches design and coding in five courses: Basic Typography (print + web), Information Design (dynamic data visualization with javaScript/D3), Advanced Typography (dynamic information systems), Corporate Design Systems (dynamic visual branding systems) and Advanced Graphic Design (responsive mobile web apps). Frank also taught at Yale University, Boston University, North Carolina State University, University of Connecticut, Carnegie Mellon University and Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design.
As a consultant on the East Coast, Frank designed visual-identity and publication systems for clients, including Bell Communications Research, Bridgeport Hospital, IBM, ITT Programming, Kenan-Flagler Business School, MIT Press, PepsiCo, Perkins School for the Blind and University of North Carolina. His professional work was published in numerous books and journals, including Typographic Design: Form + Communication, American Typography Today, Type + Image and Meggs' History of Graphic Design. His essay Hearing Type was published in Baseline International Typographic Journal, The Education of a Typographer and AIGA: Loop.
Frank was a member of the AIGA Design Education Community Steering Committee (2011–2014). He received a BA in Economics from UCLA and an MFA in Graphic Design from Yale University.