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Kelsey Phillips

Assistant Professor, SCA

Graphic Design

(434) 592-7639


  • MFA, Marywood University


Kelsey Phillips serves as a full-time assistant professor for both undergraduate and graduate courses. She began her studies in traditional illustration and has since integrated an additional area of expertise in typography. Recently, Phillips completed a prestigious certification in Typeface Design from Type@Cooper through The Cooper Union in New York City. This scope of expertise allowed Phillips to develop a creative brand called Clever & Bright, through which she has worked with notable clients such as HarperCollins and had her typographic work featured in creative publications. As a teacher, Phillips brings hands-on experience to the classroom while promoting the integration of conceptual thinking.

Professional Membership

  • AIGA

Edited Works

  • Goodtype The Book Vol. 1, Bucherie, LLC., 2015
  • Goodtype: The Art of Lettering, Rizzoli, 2018

Research Interests

  • Typography
  • Cognitive and Behavioral Sciences
  • Marketing and Persuasion

Courses Taught

  • ARTS 113 Introduction to 2D Design
  • ARTS 222 Introduction to Graphic Design
  • ARTS 223 Introduction to Typography
  • ARTS 424 Advanced Typography
  • ARTS 352 Graphic Design I
  • ARTS 209 Art as Communication