Michele Cooper's career has been defined by her belief that good graphic design can change the world, and by her commitment to the community of professionals who share her passion.
Michele holds a BA in Public Relations and Graphic Design from West Virginia Wesleyan College. Having worked her way up from print shop assistant to Senior Art Director at a Philadelphia advertising agency, she has managed every aspect of print production from strategy to design to photography.
She's used that experience to benefit a range of non-profit organizations, including the Philadelphia Zoo, where she worked as Senior Graphic Designer, and Moore College of Art + Design, where she was Art Director. As Senior Art Director at a brand communications firm, Michele was responsible for developing brand strategies and leading the implementation of print and web campaigns.
A long-time advocate for the graphic design community, Michele has been involved with the Philadelphia chapter of AIGA, the professional association for design, since 1999. She has served as President of the Executive Board, and Chair of the AIGA Philadelphia Design Awards. Michele also sat on AIGA's national task force for diversity.
Michele has taught production and publishing at Moore College of Art + Design, and publishing and communication design at Rutgers University, Camden.