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“As a citizen I hope to tread lightly and make a useful contribution during the time I have here”

Aaris Sherin is an educator, writer, and designer. She is an associate professor of graphic design at St. John’s University in Queens, New York where she teaches classes on typography, sustainable design, packaging and advanced projects.

Sherin is the author of the books, Sustainable Thinking: Ethical Approaches to Design and Design Management (Fairchild Books 2013), Design Elements: Using Images to Create Graphic Impact (Rockport, 2008), Design Elements: Color Fundamentals (Rockport, 2011) and SustainAble: A Handbook of Materials and Applications for Graphic Designers and Their Clients (Rockport, 2008). As guest editor of GroveArt (Oxford University Press), Sherin supervised the addition of more than thirty entries on female designers as part of the 2006 Women in the Arts update. Her writing has been featured in publications such as PRINT magazine, STEP Inside Design, Form, Leonardo (MIT Press), and Design and Culture. In research and client-based work, Sherin addresses complex issues including the environment, creative thinking, and innovative problem solving that can occur across media and disciplines.

  • Born

    Cherryfield, Maine

  • Current Position

    Associate Professor
    St. John’s University,
    Queens, New York

  • Education

    Master of Fine Arts. 2003
    Rochester Institute of Technology,
    Rochester, New York

    Bachelor of Fine Arts. 1998
    School of the Art Institute of Chicago,
    Chicago, Illinois

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