Faculty portfolios

  • Windows on the War: Soviet TASS Posters at Home and Abroad, 1941-45, The Art Institute of Chicago. Designed at Studio Blue.
    Windows on the War: Soviet TASS Posters at Home and Abroad, 1941-45, The Art Institute of Chicago. Designed at Studio Blue.
  • Windows on the War: Soviet TASS Posters at Home and Abroad, 1941-45, The Art Institute of Chicago. Designed at Studio Blue.
    Windows on the War: Soviet TASS Posters at Home and Abroad, 1941-45, The Art Institute of Chicago. Designed at Studio Blue.
  • Windows on the War: Soviet TASS Posters at Home and Abroad, 1941-45, The Art Institute of Chicago. Designed at Studio Blue.
    Windows on the War: Soviet TASS Posters at Home and Abroad, 1941-45, The Art Institute of Chicago. Designed at Studio Blue.
  • Urban Muse website. Designed at Liska + Associates NY.
    Urban Muse website. Designed at Liska + Associates NY.
  • Urban Muse website. Designed at Liska + Associates NY.
    Urban Muse website. Designed at Liska + Associates NY.
  • Still from Time-Space Expansion Walkway, proposal for O'Hare International Airport Terminal display graphics.
    Still from Time-Space Expansion Walkway, proposal for O'Hare International Airport Terminal display graphics.

Chrissi Cowhey

Assistant Professor

Phone: 
314-935-6500
Campus Box 1031
Biography 

Chrissi Cowhey is an art director and graphic designer formerly based in Chicago and New York. Drawing on roots in fine art and literature, her work consistently reflects high levels of craft and concept. Her portfolio spans print, digital, environmental, and identity for clients ranging from arts and cultural institutions to Fortune 500 corporations. She has worked at Studio Blue, VSA Partners, Razorfish, and Two Twelve Associates; has taught at RISD; and has been a guest critic at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Center for Creative Studies in Detroit.

Cowhey's work explores the variety of levels that audiences interact with design media and seeks to engage in increasingly dynamic ways. Her current focus is on large-scale display graphics that reference natural imagery and animation to draw in the viewer. Cowhey's work has earned her recognition from the AIGA, Design Observer, Graphis, the Society of Typographic Artists, and the Chicago Cultural Center's 2014 CHGO DSGN exhibition. She earned an MFA in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design and a BA in English and Studio Art from Middlebury College.

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