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Angie Wang is a designer and educator who specializes in typography and typographic systems. Her studio, Design is Play, is a creative collaboration with Mark Fox. Wang and Fox are co-authors of the forthcoming book Symbols: A Handbook for Seeing, to be published by The Monacelli Press in November, 2016.

Design is Play’s work for March Pantry, Anson Mills, One Catering, and others has won numerous awards from the Type Directors Club, Communication Arts, Graphis, AIGA, and Print magazine. In 2013, Design is Play was one of forty-four design firms interviewed for Steven Heller and Lita Talarico’s book Design Firms Open for Business (Allworth Press). Design is Play was the subject of a feature article in the May/June 2015 issue of Communication Arts.

Wang’s work is featured in New Modernist Type (Thames & Hudson); Typography Essentials: 100 Design Principles for Working with Type (Rockport); and Typography Sketchbooks (Princeton Architectural Press.) Her work is also included in the design collection at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).

In 2014, Wang served as one of five jurors for Communication Arts’ Design Annual, an international competition of the best design created over the last year.

Wang is a Senior Adjunct Professor at California College of the Arts in San Francisco where she has been teaching in the Graphic Design Program since 2005. She has taught “Typography 3: The Book,” created the curriculum for the foundational course “Typography 1: Form,” and co-taught the Summer study abroad class “Amsterdam: Dutch Utopia” with Mark Fox. She graduated magna cum laude from UC Berkeley, and with distinction from the California College of Arts and Crafts (CCAC). She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Senior Adjunct Professor, Graphic Design

BA, University of California, Berkeley; BFA, CCA