BA, Double major: Commercial Design
Carrie Firman is a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Graphic Design at Edgewood College in Madison, WI. Carrie was employed as a Graphic Designer and Production Manager in the Williamsport area for four years after graduation. Then she decided to go back to school for her MFA, and she was awarded a full tuition teaching assistantship and a Dean's Fellowship by the State University of New York at Buffalo Department of Visual Studies. Graduating in 2011, she also received a Mark Diamond Research Foundation grant in her second year of study and traveled to Nashville, London, and Stockholm to present her thesis work at the American Synesthesia Association, UK Synaesthesia Association, and Center for Consciousness Studies conferences, respectively. Carrie then completed three competitive artist residencies in the US and UK upon graduation, was awarded a Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Love of Learning Award, and maintained freelance design clients. Her work will be exhibited at the Art Laboratory Berlin Gallery in Germany during 2013.
"My time at Lycoming promoted interdisciplinary exploration and was a good mix of knowledge and technical skill. We were also encouraged to donate our talents to not-for-profit organizations, which I have continued to do since graduation. I chose to teach at a small liberal arts college because of my experience at Lycoming."