Angelynn Grant/Research & Design
A graphic designer working in both print and web, Angelynn Grant has worked for SchardtMEDIA as web developer and principal designer for client advertising, logos, and program support materials. Grant is also an occasional research associate.She graduated with honors from Harvard College in 1977, going on to graduate programs in mathematics at Brown and RPI, earning an MA and an MS, respectively. After that, she followed her new love of art and the printed word to Yale, where she received an MFA in graphic design in 1984. For the next dozen years, she taught design as an Associate Professor at Simmons College, as adjunct faculty at the Rhode Island School of Design and the Art Institute of Boston, and as an artist-in-residence at MIT. As a freelance designer in Cambridge, she now spends equal time designing websites and other digital content and designing for print, while also writing about design and related topics. Her print design appears on a range of items from music CDs for Rounder Records to publications for Wellesley College. She is a regular contributor to Communication Arts magazine, where she writes on subjects ranging from design and architecture to state-of-the-art design applications. She’s also a leading authority on the history of album cover design, contributing to the 2004 book The Mischievous Art of Jim Flora, writing “Album Cover Design: Past Influences, Present Struggles & Future Predictions” for the Jan/Feb 2001 issue of Communication Arts, and a chapter entitled “The Golden Age of Jazz Covers” in the companion catalogue for the 1999 exhibit Jazz Grafico at Spain’s Institut Valencia d’Art Modern. For the past fifteen years, as a sideline, she’s been the producer, engineer and host of Coffeetime, a jazz radio program first heard at Harvard’s station WHRB in the summer of ’91 and heard since then on MIT’s station WMBR. More at www.angelynngrant.com.