Alyssa is a Chicago-based graphic designer with a love of typography, materiality and storytelling. She is currently practicing with the fine folks at Span and is open for freelance opportunities.

Portrait by Leah Wendzinski.

Recognition


Docomomo US: Modernism in America Award of Excellence—2021


Tokyo TDC: Annual Awards—2021


Communication Arts: Typography Annual 11—2021


Society of Typographic Arts: STA 100—2021, 2020, 2019, 2018


Society of Typographic Arts: STA 100 Judge’s Choice (Tré Seals, Vocal Type Co.)—2020


For the Love of Letterpress: A Printing Handbook for Instructors & Students: Featured Projects (2x)—2019


The Design Kids: Featured Graphic Designer—2018


Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection: Acquisition—2018


Kantar: Information is Beautiful Awards Longlist—2018


Michigan Alumnus: Featured LEAD Scholar—2016

Exhibitions


Design and Healing: Creative Responses to Epidemics—Cooper Hewitt, 2021


Typeforce 11—Co-Prosperity Sphere, 2020


Show Don’t Tell: The 2018 VCD Show—Chicago Design Museum, 2018


SAIC Spring Undergraduate Exhibition—Sullivan Galleries, 2018


Education


School of the Art Institute of Chicago—2018

BFA: Emphasis in Visual Communication Design


University of Michigan—2013
BBA: Emphasis in Marketing, Minor in Spanish

Contact


alyss.arnes[at]gmail.com

@alyssaarnesen