Lita Talarico

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Lita Talarico
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Nationality American
Occupation Several honorary positions

Lita Talarico is a co-founder and co-chair of the School of Visual Arts MFA Design Program in New York City. She also co-founded the SVA Masters Workshop in Italy, an ongoing summer program.[1][2] She also teaches and lectures on design entrepreneurism around the world.


Lita received her Bachelor's degree from Empire State College, and holds a Master's in Fine Arts degree from the School of Visual Arts. She is fluent in English, Italian and French.

Work experience[edit]

A founding associate of Bill Lacy Design, she coordinated architect selection competitions and conferences for the Cleveland Museum of Art; National World War II Memorial Design Competition; International Design Conference in Aspen; Italian Manifesto Conference; and the Pritzker Architecture Prize annual jury meeting.

Talarico was the founding managing editor of American Illustration & Photography, a board-member emeritus of Adobe Education Partners by Design, and member of the AIGA Visionary Design Council. She was a visiting scholar at the American Academy in Rome in 2008 and 2010, where she conducted extensive research on the Roman letter.


  • Typography Sketchbooks (Princeton Architectural Press)
  • The Design Entrepreneur:Turning Graphic Design into Goods that Sell (Rockport Press)
  • Graphic: Inside the Sketchbooks of the World’s Great Graphic Designers (Thames and Hudson)
  • Design School Confidential (Rockport Press)
  • Design Career: A Practical Guide for Beginning Illustrators and Graphic Designers (Van Nostrand Reinhold).
  • Design Firms Open for Business (Allworth Press)


  1. ^ "Animation Block Presents: The Frederator Retrospective". Animation Magazine. Apr 29, 2014. Retrieved 7 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Co-Chairs". School of Visual Arts. Retrieved 7 May 2014.