Whitney Sherman
Director + Faculty MFA Thesis

Trained as a photographer, with previous experience as an advertising art director, publications designer, and VP/Creative Director, Whitney Sherman has taught full-time at MICA since 1999; from 1999-2009 as undergraduate Chair of Illustration.

She is Co-Director of Dolphin Press & Print @ MICA, and proprietor of Whitney Sherman Illustration, and Pbody Dsign producing limited edition illustrated ceramics and linens. Her award-winning illustrations have been recognized in the annuals from the Society of Illustrators, NY; American Illustration; Communication Arts; Print Regional Design; Print Casebooks and others. Her Breast Cancer Research stamp is the first semi-postal issue and the longest running USPS issue in history raising over $82 million for research so far. She conducts lectures and workshops internationally.

She is associate editor and contributing author of the History of Illustration, and the author of Playing with Sketches, which has been translated into Chinese, Korean, German and Russian.


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Kimberly Ellen Hall
Faculty MFA Studio

With an MA in textiles from Central St. Martins in London, Kim has drawn or designed for companies like Coach, Hussein Chalayan, Anthropologie, the Village Voice, and the Denver Art Museum, among others. She was a 2017 resident at RAIR Philly and will be in residence at Johns Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute this year. Her illustration work has graced runways in Paris, books from Chronicle, and retail products from Land Of Nod & Brooklyn Industries. Her design work has won awards from The Society of Publication Designers and has been profiled in print & web magazines like Cool Hunting, Design Milk, and Metro. She runs a print and pattern studio based in an old row home in Philadelphia called Nottene, pronounced [nuh-ten-uh], which won a Best of Philly award for wallpaper in 2017.