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Whitney Sherman first began illustrating under her name in 1976, continuing as she worked as a Creative Director for a prominent design firm. In 2008, she founded Pbody Dsign making objects in clay and cloth for the home. These hybrid skills nurtured her nine years as both design and illustration adjunct faculty. They further informed the growth and transformed the undergraduate Illustration department at (MICA), during her ten years as department chair and faculty. It was there that she developed programming guidelines for focused study in book arts and gaming, and where she became co-director of Dolphin Press and Print @ MICA with Gail Deery. In 2010 Whitney founded the MFA in Illustration Practice at MICA, and in 2016, she co-founded the MA in Illustration at MICA to address the need for a program in portfolio and graduate school preparation. Most recently, her long-standing desire to see more writing and research be part of student’s education eventually led to her work with colleagues Susan Doyle and Jaleen Grove coediting and chapter writing for the History of Illustration textbook.

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