Katherine McCoy

General Information

Occupation: Industrial Designer, Professor

Date of Birth: January 01, 1945

Resident City: Chicago

Resident State/Province: Illinois

Resident Country: United States

Sources: http://highgrounddesign.com/home.htm, http://www.idsa.org/whatsnew/sections/dh/pres_bios/katherine_mccoy.html



Employer: Unimark International

Start Date: January 01, 1967

Employer: Designers & Partners

Title: Graphic Designer

City: Detroit

State: Michigan

Country: United States

Employer: Chrysler Corporation's Corporate Identity Office

Title: Graphic Designer

Employer: Omnigraphics

Title: Graphic Designer

City: Boston

State: Massachusetts

Country: United States

Employer: McCoy & McCoy

Start Date: January 01, 1971

Notes: Formed design consultancy with her husband Michael McCoy

Employer: Cranbrook Academy of Art

Title: CoChair of the Department of Design

Start Date: January 01, 1971

Employer: Royal College of Art

Title: Visiting Distinguished Professor

Start Date: January 01, 1992

End Date: January 01, 1996

Employer: Illinois Institute of Technology's Institute of Design

Title: Senior Lecturer

City: Chicago

State: Illinois

Country: United States

Start Date: January 01, 1995


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Name: IBM Fellow of the International Design Conference at Aspen

Date Received: January 01, 1982

Name: Medallist of the American Institute of Graphic Arts

Description: in recognition of her teaching and practice

Date Received: January 01, 1999

Name: Chrysler Award for Innovation in Design

Date Received: January 01, 1994

Name: Industrial Designers Society of America Education Award

Date Received: January 01, 2000


Title: New Dutch Graphic Design

Notes: McCoy curated this exhibition

Notable Projects

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Professional Affiliations

Organization: Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA)

Role: President

Start Date: January 01, 1983

End Date: January 01, 1984

Organization: American Center for Design

Role: President

Organization: American Institute of Graphic Arts

Role: Vice-President

Organization: National Endowment of the Arts

Role: Member of the Design Arts Policy Panel

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