University of South Florida

School of Art & Art History

USF College of The Arts

Elizabeth Herrmann

Assistant Professor of Graphic Design
Office: HBR 117

Elizabeth Herrmann is a multifaceted graphic artist. Among her many crafts, Herrmann is a letterpress printmaker, photographer, type designer, installation guerrilla, arts promoter, culture critic, writer and activist. Herrmann is the creator of Cards for Humanity, an experimental barter exchange program involving free letterpress-printed business cards for emerging artists in lieu of unique promotional support for the project. Through her direction, Cards for Humanity has expanded into a full-service letterpress studio based on the idea of providing a sliding price scale so that letterpress production is available to anyone.

Over the past decade, Herrmann’s creative and scholarly work has been published by the professional design association AIGA and in over 75 national and international gallery exhibitions. She lectures at major design conferences, including the AIGA, and has presented her work on creative resistance through a live TEDx event.

Hermann teaches teaches undergraduate and graduate courses such as advanced graphic design, typography, and printmaking. She studied under Ellen Lupton while receiving her M.F.A. at the Maryland Institute College of Art, where she contributed as a writer and designer for Graphic Design Thinking: Beyond Brainstorming and co-authored Co-Lab: Collaborative Design Survey.