Shira Inbar is an independent graphic designer with an edge of motion graphics, working at the intersection of entertainment, editorial design, image-making, and illustration. Combining digital technologies with traditional media, her work often explores themes of objecthood, maximalism, chaos, and pop. Living and working in New York City, she’s made work for and with Pentagram Design (team Emily Oberman), MTV, The New York Times, MSCHF, New Yorker Magazine, A24, Little Cinema, NBC, The Atlantic, and more. Her work has been recognized by The Society of Illustrators, The Society of Publication Designers, Art Directors Club, Stack Magazines, and International Motion Art Awards. As part of her practice Shira teaches a variety of time-based design courses at Parsons School of Design and Yale University. She holds a BFA from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, and an MFA from Yale School of Art, New Haven.
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Awards: American Illustration 41 (2022) • Society of Illustrators 64 (2022) • International Motion Art Awards 9 (2021) • Society of Illustrators 63, Gold Medal (2020) • Society of Publication Designers, Gold and Silver Medals (2020) • ADC Awards, Merit (2020) • Stack Awards, Cover of the Year (2018). Publications: Communication Arts (September/October 2020 print issue), It’s Nice That, MagCulture, Eye on Design (here, here, and here). Talks: Typographics Festival, First Generation Burden Podcast, RISD Graphic Design Speaker Series, Parsons School of Design Speaker Series, MICA MFA Graphic Design (guest lecture, workshop), Commercial Type (panelist), The Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design.
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