Ellen Lupton is a designer, writer, curator and educator. Her books include Indie Publishing, D.I.Y.: Design It Yourself, Graphic Design: The New Basics (with Jennifer Cole Phillips), Design Your Life (with Julia Lupton) and many others. She is curator of contemporary design at Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and director of the Graphic Design MFA program at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore. Her articles and illustrations have appeared in Print, I.D., Metropolis, the New York Times and other publications. She received the AIGA Gold Medal for Lifetime Achievement in 2007.