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Rosemary Murphy
Adjunct Professor



URBN Center, 4A10C

Rosemary Murphy is an Adjunct Professor in the Graphic Design Program at the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design at Drexel University. She has taught in the program since 1989 and currently serves as Adjunct Liaison on the Drexel Faculty Senate.

Rosemary teaches undergraduate coursework in Logo and Identity Design, Typography, Book Design, Publication Design, Digital Image-making and Senior Thesis Advising.

Rosemary is the founder and creative director of Murphy Design, a graphic design studio in Philadelphia. Murphy Design is a small graphic design firm located in Center City Philadelphia. For more than 25 years, Rosemary has been continuously working with small businesses, Fortune 500 companies, nonprofit organizations, colleges, universities and individuals. She designs logos, brand identity projects, web sites, publications, financial communications, special event invitations, book covers, magazines, promotional materials and social media strategy. 

Rosemary’s work can be seen in the materials and messages of businesses like GF Data Resources—a private equity resource, RTD Financial Advisors, BiltWell Furniture Showroom, Temple University/Fox School of Business, The ARAMARK Corporation as well as organizations like Jefferson Health System and Friends Journal.

Rosemary’s work has been recognized for excellence by the Philadelphia Art Director’s Club, the American Institute of Graphic Arts as well as Graphic Design USA and American Corporate Identity among others. Rosemary is president emeritus of the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts and remains active in the Philadelphia design community. Rosemary was honored to be named an Philadelphia AIGA Fellow in 2012. 



BFA, Graphic Design, Philadelphia College of Art (University of the Arts), 1981
MLA, Emphasis in Visual Communications, University of Pennsylvania, 2005

Group Exhibit, National Liberty Museum’s “Philly’s Freedom, Artists Speak Out”—November 2020-April 25, 2021, Reflecting on Family History, Immigration

Book Cover Design, Integrative Medicine: Second Edition, by David Rakel

a gray blue book standing up to show the cover design, by Rosemary Murphy.

Book Cover Design, Black Genius: A Guided Writing Journal, by Dr, Satira Corbitt, 6x9 inches.

Front and back of a book entitled Black Genius: A Guided Journal Through History and Affirmation

National Liberty Museum, Strength & Fragility: The Story of the NLM, March 23–April 30, 2021, Timeline Installation Design, Digital Prints, 144 inches wide x 96 inches high.

Timeline installation in a showcase. 

RTD Financial, LLC, Logo Design and Lobby Signage

Logo placard for RTD Financial

Greenberg Variations Capital, LLC, Website Design

Imagine showing the website design on a computer, ipad, and mobile design

James C Schell, LLC, Logo Design, Marketing Materials and Vehicle Designs

Logo design displayed over brochures and other marketing materials.

DLN Financial Management, LLC, Logo Design and Business Stationery

Display of logo design for letterhead, business card, and other marketing materials