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Stephanie Newman

Master of Fine Arts (MFA) - University of Wisconsin

Professor of Graphic Design


Office #239 Haynes Hall


Stephanie Newman is a Professor of Graphic Design with a passion for letterpress, typography, and book making. As the founder of the Quoin Community Print Studio and Faux Pas Press, Stephanie was first inspired by the creative book making process while studying with artist, poet and teacher Walter Hamady at University of Wisconsin where she received her MFA. Throughout her long and distinguished career Stephanie has worked at a wide range of professional design jobs including for the Smithsonian Institution, the U.S. Forest Service and for one of the most well known photo lettering studios in the industry, Phil's Photo, now Phil’s Fonts in Maryland.  


A recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship, Stephanie spent a year in Brighton, England teaching graphics and illustration through an international teaching exchange. Twice she has been an artist in residence at the respected Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum in Wisconsin. In addition Stephanie is a recipient of the celebrated Cox Family Award for Creative Scholarship and Teaching. As an early adapter of technology she pioneered the first hardwire internet connection in the School of Art. Through which was awarded an AIGA grant to develop an interdisciplinary design projects with students from MSU and Howard University in Washington D.C. Together with her colleagues in the School of Art they have built a nationally recognized Graphic Design program at Montana State University.


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