Cora McKenzie




Cora McKenzie is a Baltimore-based graphic designer and researcher working at the intersection of communication design and science. She holds an MFA in graphic design from the Maryland Institute College of Art.

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Cora McKenzie
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raphic Design + Research

Cora McKenzie is a Baltimore-based graphic designer, researcher, and (aspiring) educator passionate about typography and experiential design. Informed by her science background, Cora’s practice often coalesces design and research methodologies to create unique brand experiences and confront complex topics. She holds a B.A. from Rice University and an M.F.A. from Maryland Institute College of Art.



Education


MFA Graphic Design, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)
︎Certificate in the College Teaching of Art

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Graphic Design, MICA.

BA Kinesiology, Rice University.
︎ Minor in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology




Experience


Working Experience
Gensler, 2019.
︎Brand Design Intern
National Aquarium, 2018.
︎Contract Designer
Blue State Digital, 2018-2019.
︎ Contract Designer; Graphic Design Intern
MICA, 2017-Present.
︎ Graduate Program Assistant
︎ Graduate Admissions Portfolio Reviewer
Rice Jones School of Business, 2016-17.
︎ Book Marketing and Design Strategy
UT Health, 2016-17.
︎ Microsurgical Robotics Research


Teaching Roles
Graduate Teaching Intern, MICA, 2017-Present.
︎ Moving Image I, Ben O’Brien, Fall 2017.
︎ Found & Focused, Jan Stinchcomb, Fall 2018
︎ History of Graphic Design, Brockett Horne & Ellen Lupton, Spring 2019.
︎ Senior Fiber Thesis, Annet Couwenburg & Piper Shepard, Spring 2020.
Volunteering
Climate Designers, 2020-Present.
MICA Grassroots Design Fest, 2018.
Sundance NEXT Fest, 2017.
Sundance Film Festival, 2017.


Events & Inclusions


Exhibitions
The Earth Speaks, Pocono Art Council, 2020.
Grad Show II, MICA, 2020.
Unravel the Code, MICA, 2019.
Unstable Energy—Unbounded Potential, Willem de Kooning Academie NL, 2019.
Also Known As, MICA, Fall 2018.
Post-Baccalaureate Capstone, MICA, Spring 2018.



Workshops Graphic Design for Filmmaking, MICA, Fall 2017.
Speaking Science + Design, MICA GD, Spring 2019.
Guest Critic, Type III with Lindsay Ballant, Fall 2018.

Honors & Affiliations


Awards
Communication Arts (shortlisted), 2020.
MICA Alumni Award for Student Leadership (nominated), 2020.
AICAD/NOAA Fisheries Art + Science Fellowship Finalist, 2020.

MICA Graduate Merit Scholarship, 2017-Present.
Rice Honor Athlete, 2016.

Memberships
AIGA
SEGD
Features
Unravel the Code (forthcoming)


Currently


Watching
Gilmore Girls

Contact


cmckenzie@mica.edu