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Jody Graff is an Associate Professor in the Graphic Design program in the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design at Drexel University. She has taught in the program since 1998 and served as Program Director from 2007-17. The range of coursework Jody teaches reflects the work she pursues in her private practice and includes wayfinding, exhibition design, book design, branding and packaging. The coursework she has developed engages students in graphic design research and service partnerships both local and global. Jody has also collaborated and co-taught interdisciplinary coursework with other Drexel University programs and local partners.
Prior to teaching at Drexel, Jody served as Art Director for the New York Hall of Science, Art Director/Designer at Hanley-Wood, Inc. in Washington, DC, and as a Designer at Dentsu in NYC while maintaining a successful private practice. A client list includes: The Brooklyn Historical Society, Cascade Linen and Uniform Service, Drexel University, Historical Society of Princeton, Morris Museum, Tribute WTC 9/11 Visitor Center, and Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center. Her work has been recognized with several awards and her teaching has been recognized with an Instructor Gold Medal Award by Graphis. Jody’s passion for the power of design to celebrate and elevate the human condition comes through in both her private work and in the classroom.