• gavin cooper portrait

    Gavin Cooper

    • Gavin Cooper (MFA), graduated from Tyler School of Art in 2006. That same year he took a full time lecturer position with the University of Pennsylvania and founded Cooper Graphic Design with his wife, Michele. Prior to 2006 and with a B.S. in Graphic Design Communication from Philadelphia University in 1999, Gavin worked as a Graphic Designer at Philadelphia-based studio, Assemblage, and was a Design Lead at the financial company, The Vanguard Group.

      After graduating from Tyler School of Art, Gavin became part of the full time faculty at the University of Pennsylvania, where he taught Graphic Design and developed a new curriculum for Interactive Design. With Cooper Graphic Design, he concentrated on web strategy, print and web design and web development. Some of Cooper Graphic Design's clients included University of Pennsylvania, UArts Continuing Studies, Melcher Media, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, American College of Physiciana, Sparks, Paul Polak and WXPN. His work has been featured in national and international design publications including Communication ArtsPRINTHow Magazine and CMYK Magazine. Gavin was also an Associate Professor at Philadelphia University's Graphic Design Communication department from 2010-2013.

      On January 1, 2013, Cooper Graphic Design officially changed it's name to FourFront along with two new partners. FourFront is a design + analytics agency that focuses on print, web and mobile design, web development, search engine optimization, market analysis, and business intelligence.

  • Alumni Rachel Ignotofsky

    Rachel Ignotofsky

    • Rachel Ignotofsky grew up in New Jersey on a healthy diet of cartoons and pudding. She graduated with honors from Tyler School of Art's graphic and interactive design program in 2011. Now Rachel works for herself and spends all day and night drawing, writing and learning as much as she can. Her work is inspired by history and science. She believes that illustration is a powerful tool that can make learning exciting. 

      Her first book Women in Science is a New York Times best seller and highlights the contributions of fifty notable women to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from the ancient to the modern world. Rachel hopes to use her artwork to spread her message about education, gender equality and scientific literacy.  

      Women in Science book cover

  • paula scher

    Paula Scher

    • Paula Scher (BFA), along with her husband Seymour Chwast, is a recipient of the Collab Design Award for Excellence from the Philadelphia Museum of Art. An exhibition of their work, Double Portrait: Paula Scher and Seymour Chwast, Graphic Designers, is on view in the Collab Gallery of the Museum’s Ruth and Raymond G Perelman Building through April 14, 2013.  After graduating from Tyler’s Graphic Design progam, Paula began her professional career as an art director in the mid-1970s designing record covers for CBS and Atlantic Records, developing an eclectic approach to typography that became highly influential. In 1991, Scher became a partner in Pentagram, the distinguished international design consultancy. Scher has developed identity and branding systems, promotional materials, environmental graphics, packaging, and publication designs for a broad range of major corporate and institutional clients including, among others, the Museum of Modern Art, New York City Ballet, the Metropolitan Opera, Jazz at Lincoln Center, the New York Philharmonic, Bloomberg L.P., Citibank, Microsoft, Tiffany & Co. and the Sundance Film Festival as well as the Public Theater and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Throughout her career, Scher has been the recipient of hundreds of industry honors and awards and served on numerous boards. Her work is represented in the permanent collections of museums including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris. She has lectured and exhibited all over the world, and has taught for more than 20 years. She has authored numerous articles and is a frequent design contributor to The New York Times, GQ and other publications. In 2002, Princeton Architectural Press published her career monograph Make It Bigger as well as her map-based paintings, installations, drawings, and prints in Paula Scher: Maps, in 2011.