LARA McCORMICK
I'm a designer and educator living in San Francisco. Currently I'm the Creative Director at the Exploratorium and teach design workshops at General Assembly. Past roles include Head of Design at CreativeLive and Art Director at the New York Times.

I studied typography at Cooper Union and wrote a book on it. I also attended SVA's MFA Design program 'Designer as Entrepreneur' where i learned and worked with the most amazing creatives! Today I try to do good by design and use my voice to help and inspire (on my best days). I love dogs, burritos and yoga. A few of my design related activities are included below.

TALKS + WORKSHOPS
AdobeMax, Las Vegas / 2017
SF Design Week / 2016 & 2015
TypeCon, Seattle & Washington DC / 2016 & 2014
AdobeMax, Los Angeles, CA / 2015
RGD DesignThinkers Conference, Toronto, CAN / 2013
AIGA Head Heart Hand Conference, Minneapolis, MN / 2013
AIGA Boston Chapter, Hand Lettering Workshop / 2013
TEDx, Co-Innovation: Let’s Get Together and Do Good, New Hampshire / 2012
Torino International Book Fair, Torino, Italy / 2008

FEATURED
PRINT magazine, the Hollywood Issue / March 2017
Teaching Graphic Design (revised edition), Steven Heller / 2017
Type@Cooper Showcase, Herb Lubalin Center, Cooper Union, New York, NY / July 2012
HOW magazine, Typography Issue / June 2013 
Graphic Design USA, Sustainable Design Issue / 2011
DesignObserver.com / June 2011
Time Out New York, Education Issue / August 2010
MTV.com / August 2010
Graphic Design Solutions, Robin Landa, Waldsworth Press / 2009
Designism, Art Directors Club, New York, NY / 2008
Becoming a Digital Designer, Heller & Womack, Wiley & Sons / 2006
INDUSTRY STUFF & GRANTS
Judge, Communication Arts, Annual Typography Issue / 2017
AIGA Design Educators Community, Steering Committee Member / 2012–2015
Winner of the Ideas that Matter grant, Sappi Paper / 2008 & 2010

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