Lecturer, Graphic Design
BFA, Parsons School of Design, NY
Originally from Pennsylvania, Holly Gressley is an independent designer based in the Bay Area since 2012. After receiving her BFA from Parsons School of Design in 2003, Holly worked as a designer at several NYC-based studios including Flat and Number 17, and freelanced with publications including the New York Times magazine, The Wall Street Journal, GQ, and Print. From 2007-2010, she was a partner at the multidisciplinary design studio Rumors in Brooklyn before relocating to the West Coast.
Holly's collaborative studio melds professional and self-generated projects, including image-making and information graphics, books, branding, magazines, and web sites. Past projects include publication design for Dwell, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Warner Music Group and the Getty Research Institute; illustration and information graphics for IDEO, Apple, NY Times, and Fast Company; and interactive design for GOOD, ReadyMade, and the American Craft Council.
Independently and with Rumors, Holly has served as a guest critic and lectured at universities and art schools throughout the country, including CalArts, NYU, Parsons, SVA, Otis, CCA and Art Center. She's received awards from Print, AIGA, Society of Publication Designers and Type Director's Club, and her worked has been exhibited at the Graphic Design Bienniale in Czech Republic, AIGA National Design Center, and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia. Current clients include Dwell, One Kings Lane, Apple, IDEO, and the New York Times.