Jennifer Morla is president and creative director of Morla Design, San Francisco. With over 300 awards of excellence, she has been recognized by virtually every organization in the field of visual communication.
She is the 2010 recipient of graphic design's most honored award, the AIGA Medal, and has been published extensively, most notably in Meggs’ History of Graphic Design.
Since opening Morla Design in 1984, she has continued to pair wit and elegance on everything from motion graphics and branding to retail environments and textiles. Clients include Levi Strauss, Apple Computer, Wells Fargo Bank, Williams-Sonoma, Stanford University, Sculpture Center, and Design Within Reach.
For her accomplishments with DWR, the company was awarded the prestigious AIGA Corporate Leadership Medal for the successful interaction between aesthetics and business pragmatics.
Morla’s work is part of the permanent collections of many museums including MoMA, SFMoMA, and the Smithsonian Museum. She has been honored with solo design exhibitions at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and DDD Gallery in Japan. S
he was among the first designers invited to contribute her treasured list of meaningful books to Designers & Books.
In addition to teaching at California College of the Arts, Morla is an elected member of Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI), an international design organization based in Zurich.
She has served on the SFMoMA Board for Architecture and Design since 1995. She is a 2012 invited artist at The Workshop Residency, where she investigated typographic forms as applied to felt floor coverings and wall panels.
Morla studied conceptual art at Hartford Art School/University of Hartford and earned her BFA in graphic design from Massachusetts College of Art.
Adjunct Professor, Graphic Design