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Kelsey Dusenka (she/her) is a designer and educator who’s practice rotates between freelance graphic design, studio work, and teaching. In her freelance practice, Dusenka works with small businesses and cultural clients to produce graphic identities, publications, print ephemera, and web-based projects.

Most recently, she was recipient of the Judge’s Choice Award from Society of Typographic Arts’ STA 100 2023 for her identity redesign for the Center for the Arts in Society. She has designed several published books; her work has been publicly collected by the Center for Book Arts in New York, and the Special Collections Library at Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and has studio work published in Let’s Make Letters! by Kelcey Gray. From 2016–19, she was the Studio Manager for Flatten Image (Richmond, VA), the only woman-owned and operated fine art printing studio specializing in fine art printing, custom color profiling, photographic imaging, retouching, restoration, fine art reproductions, and 19th century photographic print processes. From 2018–2022, she was the designer for publishing imprint ultraterrestrial.xyz (Pittsburgh, PA & Richmond, VA), which published small edition handmade photography books by feminist voices.

She currently teaches within the School of Design and The Human Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, and has previously taught within the graphic design programs at Rhode Island School of Design, Roger Williams University, and Virginia Commonwealth University. She has served as guest critic at Otis College of Art and Design Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Dusenka earned an MFA in 2D Design from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BFA in Graphic Design from Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

CV available upon request.