Department of Communication, Design and Culture
In 2009, Spencer Norman relocated to Pittsburgh from London, where he ran his own design studio for over 11 years. As creative director of Munki, Spence worked in most areas of graphic design, including design for print, packaging, motion graphics, and the web; including title sequence design for both short films and feature films, and motion design for the advertising industry.
Spence has taught at various universities in London and now in Pittsburgh, including Robert Morris University, Grove City College, and Carnegie Mellon University. He sees a natural fit with the two areas, a process of one educating the other and vice versa, bringing the energy and realism of the workplace into the classroom, and the process-driven, experimental, youthful exuberance of the classroom into the workplace.
CLIENTS HAVE INCLUDED: Cactus TV, Film Four, Lionsgate Films, The Moving Picture Company, Working Title, Richard E. Grant, Manifesto, The Bureau, Milton Bradley Games, Micro Machines, DDB London, Whitechapel Gallery, Hive, Art Space 616, Sewickley Arts Initiative, Sewickley Public Library, and Giraffe Restaurants.
- Foundation certificate in Art and Design: Suffolk College of Art and Design
- B.A. Graphic Information Design: University of Westminster
- M.A. Graphic Design: Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London
Office: Frich Hall 227