Jennifer Morla

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Jennifer Morla
Born 1955
Manhattan, NY
Nationality USA
Style Graphic design

Jennifer Morla is an American graphic designer and artist based San Francisco, California.

Education and early career[edit]

Jennifer studied conceptual art at Hartford Art School, University of Hartford and received her BFA in Graphic Design from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, Massachusetts. In the late 70s she was working as the in-house designer at Levi Strauss & Co. and at PBS Television, San Francisco. In 1984 she founded her own studio Morla Design in San Francisco. Clients include The New York Times, Levi Strauss & Co., Apple Computer, Williams-Sonoma, Inc., Herman Miller Inc., Stanford University, Gap and Luna Textiles[citation needed] She has worked extensively with conceptual art venues designing identities, books and posters for Sculpture Center, Capp Street Project, and New Langton Arts.[citation needed] Since 1992 she is an adjunct professor at California College of the Arts.[1] From 2006 to 2008 she joined Design Within Reach where she oversaw the design of all media as vice-president and design director.


  • 2008 - AIGA Corporate Leadership Award.[2]
  • 2010 - Morla awarded AIGA Medal.[3]
  • 2012 - The Workshop Residence[4]


Solo Exhibitions[edit]

Group Exhibitions[edit]

Permanent Collections[edit]

  • MOMA[6]
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art[7]
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum[8]
  • Denver Art Museum
  • Library of Congress[9]

Published Works[edit]

Selected Affiliations[edit]

  • AIGA National Board of Directors (1997-1999)
  • SFMoMA Accessions Board for Architecture and Design (1995–present)


  1. ^ CCA faculty Morla Retrieved 2015-04-14.
  2. ^ The AIGA Corporate Leadership Award Retrieved 2015-04-14.
  3. ^ AIGA medalist Morla Retrieved 2015-04-14.
  4. ^ The Workshop Residence Retrieved 2015-04-14.
  5. ^ Jennifer Morla solo exhibition at SFMoMA
  6. ^ Jennifer Morla at MoMa. Retrieved 2015-04-14.
  7. ^ San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Retrieved 2015-04-14.
  8. ^ Jennifer Morla at Smithsonian American Art Museum Retrieved 2015-04-14.
  9. ^ Jennifer Morla at Library of Congress
  10. ^ Graphis, Issue 319, Jennifer Morla: Any Way, Shape, or Form, p 22
  11. ^ Jennifer Morla in Communication Arts Magazine


Further reading[edit]

  • Gerda Breuer, Julia Meer, ed. (2012). Women in Graphic Design''. Berlin: Jovis. p. 517/519, 554. ISBN 978-3-86859-153-8. 

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