This work is an exploration of so many ideas that I have consistently come back to throughout my life as a graphic designer and artist; language as texture; what it means to “read”; spontaneous vs. deliberate mark making; the nature of time; the impact of color. And the desire, at the simplest aesthetic level, to “write” beautiful art.
—Cynthia Flaxman Frank
Cynthia received a B.A. from Yale University in 1989, and an M.F.A. in graphic design from Yale University in 1995. She is currently owner of Cynthia Frank Design, and Partner in PAC3, an award winning public art collaboration with architect Carrie Gault, based on a mutual interest in dynamic form/space relationships. Cynthia has taught and served as a visiting critic at The Philadelphia College of Art and The Yale School of Art, and currently teaches at University of North Carolina Charlotte, and at Central Piedmont Community College. Cynthia has served as Design for Good Manager on the Board of AIGA Charlotte. She has served on the Advisory Board and as a chief designer for The Wall Poems of Charlotte, an ongoing public mural project that celebrates North Carolina’s literary heritage. In her spare time, she sings with VOX, a semi-professional choir of 24-32 singers, runs copious miles, plays guitar, and writes and records original songs.