Faculty: Lucinda Hitchcock


Lucinda Hitchcock is a professor at RISD and teaches graduate and undergraduate students in various areas of the design field including typography, environmental graphic design, visual narrative and book design.

She has a BA in English from Kenyon College, an MA in English Literature from Columbia University, and an MFA from Yale University in Graphic Design. With a strong interest in the relationships between visual language, letterforms and literature, Hitchcock, who has been at RISD since 1998, teaches such courses as Making Meaning, Typography, Type and Message in the Built Environment, and Visual Narrative. Additionally, Hitchcock advises graduate and undergraduate students in special projects, independent studies and theses.

Hitchcock’s specialties and research interests include book design, conceptual applications for design and typography, visual and written language in three dimensions, and the creation and critique of visual narrative. Recently she has become more involved in researching typography and visual language in architecture, landscape and public art.

Over the years, Hitchcock has worked for various design studios (including Bureau NY and Vaughn Wedeen in Albuquerque NM) and since 1998 has focused on her design studio, Lucinda Hitchcock Design, producing books and other printed material for publishers and cultural institutions. She has worked with such clients as Chronicle Books, The Japan Society Gallery NY, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Beacon Press and David Godine Publishers. Her designs have won numerous awards and have appeared in AIGA annuals, Print Magazine, Best of New England exhibitions, and The American Association of University Presses “best-of-shows” and catalogs. Hitchcock’s work, along with selected student work, appeared in the book “Type Design: Radical Innovations and Experimentation” edited by Teal Triggs (Thames and Hudson 2004).

Hitchcock lives and works in Providence, RI, with her husband Thomas and 2 lovely daughters.


Lucinda Hitchcock

Lucinda Hitchcock


  • BA, Kenyon College
  • MFA, Yale University
  • MA, Columbia University

  • GRAPH-324G
  • GRAPH-327G
  • GRAPH-3226
  • GRAPH-3215

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