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Museums

Catalogue
Shirin Neshat: Facing History
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Magazine
Women in the Arts
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Catalogue/App
Yoga: The Art of Transformation
Freer + Sackler Galleries

Exhibition Graphics
Modernism: A Chronology 1914 to 1939
Corcoran College of Art + Design

Catalogue
Hide/Seek
National Portrait Gallery

Book
Infinite Variety
Folger Shakespeare Library

Catalogue
Xavier Veilhan
The Phillips Collection

Exhibition
American Letterpress
Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service

Annual Report
2016 Annual Report
Smithsonian Institution

Catalogue
Jean Antoine Houdon
National Gallery of Art

Book
Smithsonian Civil War
Smithsonian Books

Catalogue
Rob Barnard
Crocker Art Museum

Journal
The Textile Museum Journal
Textile Museum

Catalogue
Harlem Heroes
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Exhibition
The 1847s: America's First Stamps
National Postal Museum

Catalogue
Deadly Medicine
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Exhibition
From Haven to Home
Library of Congress

Catalogue
Treasures of Heaven
Walters Art Museum

Catalogue
Objects of Devotion
National Museum of American History

Catalogue
Revealing Ancestral Central America
National Museum of the American Indian

Thumbnail image of the cover of Shirin-Neshat: Facing History for the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Catalogue
Shirin Neshat: Facing History
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Thumbnail image of a cover of the National Women of the Arts Magazine

Magazine
Women in the Arts
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Thumbnail image of the cover of Yoga: The Art of Transformation exhibition catalogue for the Freer  +  Sackler Galleries

Catalogue/App
Yoga: The Art of Transformation
Freer + Sackler Galleries

Profiles

Antonio Alcalá
Antonio Alcalá graduated from Yale University with a BA in history and from the Yale School of Art with an MFA in graphic design opening Studio A in 1988. Since then his studio has won awards of excellence in design from local, national and international design institutions including AIGA, Print, Communication Arts and Graphis. His clients include: the National Gallery of Art, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum, National Museum of Women in the Arts, The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, National Postal Museum, The Phillips Collection, The Textile Museum, and the Smithsonian Institution. Alcalá is an adjunct faculty member of MICA’s MFA graphic design program and is also responsible for the design of US postage stamps as an art director for the United States Postal Service. In 2011, Alcalá was nominated for two National Design Awards from the Cooper-Hewitt Museum. His work is represented in the AIGA Design Archives, the National Postal Museum, and the Library of Congress Permanent Collection of Graphic Design.
Maribel O. Gray
Dr. Maribel O. Gray entered the field of graphic design as a second career. She graduated with a BFA in graphic design from the Corcoran College of Art + Design and joined Studio A in 2013. From 2013–2016, she was also an adjunct faculty member at the Corcoran. Prior to becoming a designer, she worked as an attending emergency physician at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, VA. She obtained her BA in chemistry at Goucher College, MD from Georgetown University School of Medicine, MPH in international health at the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, and completed residency training at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in NYC. Although her primary interests are web design, user experience, and user interaction design, Maribel is also a printmaker whose work has been included in several juried exhibitions.
Helen McNiell
Helen McNiell hails from a small Tennessee town near the Smoky Mountains. Growing up as the daughter of a college history professor and a public school administrator, she dreamed of being an author and illustrator of children’s books. McNiell graduated from the Atlanta College of Art at the High Museum (now SCAD) with a BFA in graphic design. After working for Time-Life, Helen joined Studio A as a Partner in 1998. She enjoys publication, book, and exhibition design because the process is like assembling a giant puzzle and the subject matter tends to be so interesting. Helen lives in Old Town, Alexandria with her husband, two daughters, and two cats.
Ricky Altizer
Ricky Altizer graduated from The Corcoran School of the Arts & Design at GWU with a BFA in graphic design, joining Studio A in January 2016. Prior to working at Studio A, he worked in technology startups as a design intern for NoiseTrade in Brooklyn, NY, and as a product design intern for Pathwright in Greenville, SC. After hours, Ricky enjoys going to concerts, visiting museums, picking up new skills, and spending time with his community in the D.C. area.