Jennifer Morla, USA

AGI member since 1998

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Jennifer Morla is President and Creative Director of Morla Design, San Francisco. She founded Morla Design in 1984 as a multi-disciplinary design firm encompassing print, interactive, and environmental design. With over 300 awards of excellence, she has been recognized by virtually every organization in the field of visual communication. She is the recipient of design’s most honored awards, The Cooper Hewitt / Smithsonian National Design Award and the AIGA Medal. Her work and been published extensively, most notably in Meggs’ History of Graphic Design.

Morla’s work is a part of the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (over 50 pieces), Los Angeles Country Art Museum (LACMA), The Denver Art Museum, The Library of Congress and The Smithsonian Museum. Morla has had solo exhibitions at SFMoMA and DDD Gallery in Japan. Her work has is featured in Megg's History of Graphic Design. In addition to teaching thesis graphic design at California College of the Arts, she lectures and judges internationally. She was elected as a member of AGI in 1998.

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    Jennifer Morla, USA (1998)

    Jennifer Morla is President and Creative Director of Morla Design, San Francisco. She founded Morla Design in 1984 as a multi-disciplinary design firm encompassing print, interactive, and environmental design. With over 300...

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    Jennifer Morla, USA (1998)

      Jennifer Morla is President and Creative Director of Morla Design, San Francisco. She founded Morla Design in 1984 as a multi-disciplinary design firm encompassing print, interactive, and environmental design. With over 300 awards of excellence, she has been recognized by virtually every organization in the field of visual communication. She is the recipient of design’s most honored awards, The Cooper Hewitt / Smithsonian National Design Award and the AIGA Medal. Her work and been published extensively, most notably in Meggs’ History of Graphic Design.

      Morla’s work is a part of the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (over 50 pieces), Los Angeles Country Art Museum (LACMA), The Denver Art Museum, The Library of Congress and The Smithsonian Museum. Morla has had solo exhibitions at SFMoMA and DDD Gallery in Japan. Her work has is featured in Megg's History of Graphic Design. In addition to teaching thesis graphic design at California College of the Arts, she lectures and judges internationally. She was elected as a member of AGI in 1998.

      Exhibitions

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      Architecture + Design

      SFMOMA, San Francisco

      Architecture and Design

      Museum of Modern Art, New York

      Posters: American Style

      Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C

      Architecture and Design

      Denver Art Museum, Denver

      Library of Congress, Washington, D.C

      Jennifer Morla

      SFMOMA, San Francisco

      Solo Exhibition

      Jennifer Morla

      DDD Design Gallery, Osaka

      Solo Exhibition

      Jennifer Morla, California College of the Arts

      Solo Exhibition

      Art of Design: Selections From The Architecture and Design Collection

      2004

      SFMOMA, San Francisco

      US Design: 1975-2000

      2003

      Museum of Art and Design, New York

      San Francisco Graphic Design

      2009

      Museum of Craft + Design, San Francisco

      Belles Lettres: The Art of Design

      SFMOMA, San Francisco

      Exhibitions" 1996-2006

      1994

      DDD Gallery, Tokyo

      Posters American Style

      1998

      National Museum of American Art: Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C

      California College of the Arts at 100: Innovation by Design

      2007

      SFMOMA, San Francisco

      US Design: 1975-2000

      2002

      Denver Art Museum, Denver

      Education

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      Adjunct Professor, Graphic Design

      • Undergraduate,  
      • Postgraduate

      1992 – today

      • California College of the Arts (USA)

      Lectures

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      Student Conference

      (2008)

      • Alliance Graphique Internationale, Chicago, IL | USA

      Invited Speaker

      (2006)

      • Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, New York, NY | USA

      Student Conference

      (2005)

      • AIGA National Conference, Boston, MA | USA

      Keynote Speaker

      (2004)

      • Adobe Design Conference, San Francisco, CA | USA

      Keynote Speaker

      (2003)

      • El Diseño International Conference, Mexico City, Mexico

      Invited Speaker

      (2001)

      • Oslo Grafill International Conference, Oslo, Norway

      Invited Speaker

      (1996)

      • AGI Ideas International Design Forum, Melbourne, Australia

      Invited Speaker

      (1995)

      • How Conference, Monterey, CA | USA

      Invited Speaker

      (1995)

      • Envision Design Conference, Sacramento, CA | USA

      Agencies

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      Awards

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      • 2017

      Cooper Hewitt National Design Award
      • 2010

      AIGA Medalist
      • 2015, 2014...1989

      Graphis Awards
      • 2013, 2009...1989

      Communication Arts Award of Excellence
      • 2008, 2007...1984

      AIGA Communication Graphics Award
      • 2008

      AIGA Corporate Design Leadership Award/Design Within Reach
      • 1995, 1994, 1993

      The 100 Show, American Center for Design

      Other Professional Activities

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      • Cooper Hewitt National Design Awards, Judge, New York USA

        2011 – 2011

      • Webby Awards, International Web Design Awards Judge

        2002 – Present

      • Cleo Awards, Design Chair, USA

        2012 – 2012

      • Spikes Asia Design Awards, Judge, Singapore

        2010 – 2010

      • Best Graphic Designers In The World Today, Design 365

        2010 – 2010

      • Cannes Lions Intl. Design and Advertising Festival, Judge, Cannes, France

        2009 – 2009

      • AIGA National Board of Directors

        1999 – 2001

      • SFMOMA Accessions Committee: Architecture and Design Forum

        1999 – Present

      • AIGA San Francisco, President, Board of Directors

        1991 – 1993