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Aggie Toppins

UC Foundation Associate Professor, Graphic Design,
Head, UTC Department of Art

MFA, the Maryland Institute College of Art
Aggie Toppins joined the faculty in 2012 after finishing her graduate degree at the Maryland Institute College of Art. After working for more than 15 years as a commercial designer, Professor Toppins chose to direct her creative energies towards teaching design, writing, and self-publishing artist editions through her studio practice, The Unofficial Press.
I am invested in graphic design as both a form of active citizenship and an intellectual pursuit. I collaborate with my community to promote equity and agency through forms of literacy. I also develop independent projects, using the language of graphic design to explore the individual, embodied experience, indexed by extant materials and its intersections with public spaces, rituals, and narratives. I am interested in the negotiability of meaning and in opening space for semiotic play.

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