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Karina Cutler-Lake

Associate Professor (M.F.A., University of Iowa)


"Alma, WI (After Soth)" by Karina Cutler-Lake



Graphic Design, Typography, Design Writing and Research







  • Art 112 – 2D Design & Color
  • Art 236 – Experience Mapping
  • Art 338 - Design II
  • Art 342 - Studio Problems in Typography
  • Art 438 - Design III
  • Art 439 - Packaging Design
  • Art 442 - Portfolio Review
  • Art 481 - Art Seminar
  • Art 490 - Senior Exhibition
  • Art 491 -  Studio Internship


Contact Information

Office: A/C 517
Telephone: (920) 424-7066



Recent Exhibitions


  • Design MMoCA Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison WI
  • Justice. Morrissey Gallery, St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA


  • AIGA MN & University of Minnesota Mankato “Project Passion” exhibition. Mankato, MN
  • AIGA WI “Naturally Wisconsin” fabric pattern exhibition. MIAD, Milwaukee, WI


  • Design MMoCA Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison WI


  • Projected Viterbo University Gallery, La Crosse, WI (Solo)
  • Design MMoCA Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison WI


  • (Untitled Show) Quad Cities Art Center, Moline, IL
  • Je me souviens : DesignInquiry DesignCity Montréal Condordia University, Montréal, Quebec, Canada
  • Artists of the New North Bergstrom-Mahler Museum, Neenah, WI. January & February 2011


  • Disguise Exchange Portfolio, Purdue University - West Lafayette, IN
  • It Looks Pretty Good, Considering What It's Been Through (title page and colophon design) Mid-American Print Council Conference - Minneapolis, Minn.


Selected Recent Graphic Design Work

Design of identity system, original serigraph poster, membership buttons, and all marketing materials for “Co-opalooza”, a membership drive event for the Oshkosh Food Co-op. October, 2015.

Design of identity system, posters, advertisements, outdoor signage, and twenty five large exhibition panels containing text and imagery for “When Neenah Came Marching Home: Remembering the Sacrifice of Neenah’s Civil War Soldiers” at Neenah Historical Society/Octagon House Museum. May and June, 2015.  Received 2016 Wisconsin Historical Society Museum Exhibit Award.

Original artwork and layout of book jacket for Unintentional Guide to the Big City by Lisa Higgs. Publisher: Red Bird Chapbooks, St. Paul, Minnesota. Fall 2014.

Layout and design of a 108-page handbook titled Pictures Speak Louder: A Photo Essay of 10 Small-House Nursing Home Environments and How They Enhance Quality of Life for Residents and Quality of Work for Staff, for the Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota Twin Cities. Fall 2013.

Design of identity system, multi-page promotional booklet, and poster for UW Oshkosh Student Scholarly and Creative Activities Program. Spring and Fall 2013.

Design of logo, posters, postcards, window graphics, and 28-page exhibition catalog for “The Triennial (2012): The Best of the Visual Arts from Fond du Lac, Outagamie and Winnebago Counties:” May through August, 2012.


Writing and Presentation

Experience Mapping. Pecha Kucha presentation. AIGA Nuts + Bolts Design Educators Conference, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH (June 15–16, 2016)

Experience Mapping: Triumphs and fails from the first run of a brand new design class for non-majors. Poster presentation. University & College Designers Association (UCDA) 2016 Design Education Summit, Kean University, Union, New Jersey (May 23–24, 2016)

“Lushootseed: A new wood type font helps to save an endangered language.” Author of article, Mid America Print Council Journal, Fall 2011.

Show me where you find yourself, and why it matters. AIGA Response_ability Design Educators Conference - Toledo, OH (May 14-16, 2010)

We Were Here: Five Years of Student-Generated Maps. UCDA Design Education Summit, Spring Hill College - Mobile, AL (2009)

  • The Winnebago Project: Infusing Sustainability Into the Curriculum. UCDA Design Education Summit, Spring Hill College - Mobile, AL (2009)
  • This is Where I'm Coming From: Mapping and Claiming Rural, Small Town, and Small City Experience. AIGA Design Frontier: Graphic Design Education in Small Programs and Non-Urban Regions Conference, Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design - Lakewood, CO (2006)


Work Reviewed or Featured in Publications

“Aubade Wisconsin” featured in Hamilton Wood Type Museum image supplement. Creative Review. UK. Spring, 2014.

Worland, Gayle. “Art Inspires Design.” Wisconsin State Journal. Madison, Wisconsin. April 20, 2014. “Promise on Cty D”

“Ligne Bleue: The Exhaustive” featured in Spacing Magazine. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Fall 2012

“YUL (Group Experience Map)” featured in Je Me Souviens, a journal published by DesignInquiry/Concordia University/University of Lethbridge, Canada. June, 2012.

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