Jennifer Morla

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Jennifer Morla
Born 1955
New York, NY
Awards Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum National Design Award[1] (2017)
AIGA Medal [2](2010)
Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI) (1998)

Jennifer Morla is the President and Creative Director of Morla Design, San Francisco, California.


Morla received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communication Design in 1978 from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, Massachusetts.[citation needed]

She has been awarded the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum National Design Award[3] and the AIGA Medal.[4]

She founded Morla Design in 1984. Clients include The New York Times, Levi Strauss & Co., Apple Computer, Herman Miller, Stanford University, and Luna Textiles[citation needed] She has worked extensively with conceptual art venues designing identities, books and posters for The Mexican Museum, SculptureCenter, Capp Street Project, and New Langton Arts.[citation needed]

Since 1992 she has taught as an adjunct professor at California College of the Arts.[5]


Exhibitions & Collections[edit]

Permanent Collections[edit]

  • MOMA[8]
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art[9]
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum[10]
  • Denver Art Museum
  • Library of Congress[11]

Solo Exhibitions[edit]

  • 2012 The Workshop Residence, San Francisco, CA The Workshop Residence: Jennifer Morla Artist in Residence
  • 2010 California College of the Arts, CCA, San Francisco, CA Jennifer Morla: AIGA Medalist
  • 1999 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA Jennifer Morla, Selections from the Permanent Collection
  • 1999 K Kimpton Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA Jennifer Morla, Encaustic Works on Canvas
  • 1996 Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA Morla: Bay Area Portfolio
  • 1994 DDD Design Gallery, Osaka, Japan Jennifer Morla

Group Exhibitions[edit]

Works in Publication[edit]

  • The Designer’s Dictionary of Color, Sean Adams[12]
  • Meggs' History of Graphic Design (5th Edition), Alston Purvis[13]
  • The Poster: 1000 Posters from Toulouse-Lautrec to Sagmeister, Cees W. de Jong[14]
  • Launching the Imagination, Mary Stewart[15]
  • Glimmer: How Design Can Change Your Life, Warren Berger[16]
  • i-D 2008
  • Women of Design: Influence and Inspiration, Armin Vit & Bryony Gomez[17]
  • Teaching Graphic Design, Steven Heller[18]
  • Graphic Design America 3, Jenny Sullivan[19]
  • The New York Times Magazine
  • Graphis Magazine[20]
  • Graphis Poster, Jennifer Morla forward and introduction[21]
  • Communication Arts Magazine[22]
  • Women in Graphic Design, Gerda Breuer, Julia Meer[23]
  • HOW 15 Masters of Design: Jennifer Morla
  • IDEA Magazine (Japan)
  • Linea Graphica (Italy)
  • A Diseño (Mexico)
  • Novum (Germany)

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