Elizabeth Resnick



Elizabeth Resnick is a professor in communication design at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, in Boston. She earned her BFA and MFA degrees in graphic design from the Rhode Island School of Design.

Resnick served on the board of the AIGA Boston chapter from 1989–2005, organizing numerous events. From 2003–2005 she served on the AIGA National Design Education Steering Committee. She is the 2007 recipient of AIGA Boston’s 2007 Fellows Award.

Resnick is a passionate design curator who has organized four comprehensive design exhibitions with faculty partners: “Russell Mills: Within/Without” (1991) with Teresa Flavin; “Dutch Graphic Design: 1918–1945” (1994) with Alston W. Purvis; “Makoto Saito: Art of the Poster” (1999) with Jan Kubasiewicz; and “The Graphic Imperative: International Posters for Peace, Social Justice and the Environment 1965–2005” (2005) with Chaz Maviyane-Davies and Frank Baseman.

Her published work includes Design for Communication: Conceptual Graphic Design Basics (John Wiley & Sons, 2003) and Graphic Design: A Problem-Solving Approach to Visual Communication (Prentice-Hall, 1984). She writes commentaries and event reviews on occasion, and has interviewed many prominent designers and design educators for publication in Eye, AIGA Journal of Graphic Design, Graphis, Graphics International, Argentina’s TipoGrafica and IDEA from Japan.

Besides her full-time teaching schedule, Resnick is currently assembling material for a book project of sociopolitical assignment briefs and conducting research for an international poster exhibition on AIDS awareness globally.