My artwork addresses ideas that I have explored throughout my professional life as a graphic designer: language as texture; texture as image; type as a vehicle for color; the energy of composition; the structure of a page. At the simplest level, I strive to “write” new visual stories using all of the above. And sometimes I just paint lemons.
—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. She currently teaches at University of North Carolina Charlotte. She has served on the Boards of AIGA Charlotte, Founders’ Circle Affiliate of the Mint Museum Craft + Design and 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, runs copious miles, plays guitar, and writes and records original songs.