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Mayer, Susan


Susan Mayer

Part-time Assistant Professor

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  • Email: mayers@newschool.edu


  • Graphic Designer, Educator. Adjunct Professor at Parsons since 1995; recipient of the New School's 2007 Distinguished University Teaching Award; BFA, Cooper Union; MA, Art and Art Education, Teachers College, Columbia. Founder and faculty advisor (2001 - present), theposterproject.org, a website offering free advocacy posters designed by my Parsons students. Workshop leader (2002 - 2003), the Smithsonian National Design Museum, for whom I developed The Poster Project (a workshop for high school students) and Classroom Activism: The Poster Project (a workshop for educators). Director, the Saturday Career Workshop Program (1997 -2007), a pre-college program for high school juniors sponsored by the Art Directors Club and the NYC Department of Education. Creative Consultant, Human Rights First (2004 - present) and the Innocence Project (2003 - 2005), for whom my Parsons students worked pro-bono, designing a new logo, stationary, signage, and newsletter.

    Research Interests:
    design history,graphic design,social media,typography,visual culture studies


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