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Bridget Murphy

Professor (Chair)

Department Co-Chair

Graphic & Media Design

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Bridget Murphy

Contact Information

Contact via email

703-526-6928

Academic Credentials

B.F.A., Saint Mary’s College
M.F.A., Rochester Institute of Technology

Teaching Areas

  • Visual Communication and Design
  • Communication Design
  • Publication Design
  • Typography
  • Software: Adobe Creative Suite
Professor Murphy’s expertise in graphic design includes integrated marketing
campaigns, print publications, poster design, logo design/brand development and
environmental graphics. She has worked in the design industry for over thirty years and
continues to be involved in visual communications as an art director and project
manager for select clients and non-profits.

Research Interests

  • Service learning: nonprofit and community design projects
  • Publication, logo, and poster design
  • Integrated marketing campaigns
  • Interdisciplinary design projects
  • Fine arts: printmaking and mixed media

Bio

A member of Marymount’s faculty since 2001, Professor Murphy is currently Chair of the Graphic and Media Design program. From 2015–19, she served as Associate Provost of Academic Affairs and was a member of the SACSCOC Reaffirmation Leadership Team as the QEP Director. As Associate Provost, she created the Academic Advising Center, the Saints’ Center for Service, and the Cody Gallery at the Ballston Center. She managed the Center for Teaching and Learning, Honors Program, Dual Enrollment programs, transfer agreements, and service learning courses as well as chaired the Academic Enrollment Committee, which reviews student appeals. 

She has developed and run multiple study abroad courses in Greece and Glasgow,
Scotland.

Professor Murphy has presented at the National Academic Advising Association
(NACADA) 24-Hour Virtual Academic Advising Conference (2019); SACSCOC Annual Meetings (2018, 2019), Virginia Humanities Conference (2015); University and College Designer’s Association’s (UCDA) Design Educator’s Summit (2009, 2013), AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) Design Educators (2010), and Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) Annual Conference (2010, 2013).

She was awarded a 2013 VFIC Visual and Performing Arts Capital Project Grant for funding Marymount’s ceramics studio. Her environmental design project won a Graphic Design USA American Inhouse Design Award. She was the faculty advisor to the award winning BlueInk, Marymount’s literary arts magazine. In 2016, she had a one woman show at the Barry Gallery, Marymount University and continues to have her artwork juried into state and local exhibits such as the Art League, Alexandria, VA and The Charles H. Taylor Arts Center, Virginia Artists Juried Exhibitions, Hampton, VA.

Professor Murphy is active in community service. She is a member of AIGA and UCDA, and serves on the Board of the Skopelos Foundation for the Arts, Skopelos, Greece.
Professor Murphy has presented at the National Academic Advising Association
(NACADA) 24-Hour Virtual Academic Advising Conference (2019); SACSCOC Annual
Meetings (2018, 2019), Virginia Humanities Conference (2015); University and College
Designer’s Association’s (UCDA) Design Educator’s Summit (2009, 2013), AIGA
(American Institute of Graphic Arts) Design Educators (2010), and Interior Design
Educators Council (IDEC) Annual Conference (2010, 2013).

 
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