Polly Geller

Humanities and Sciences / Graduate Graphic Design


Ms Geller grew up in Rome, Italy, the daughter of two expatriate artists. She is a polyglot, published poet and literary translator (she received her MFA from Otis College of Art & Design), and has taught English to foreign students of all ages since 1993. Her keen understanding of learning another language and the perseverance it takes is what she believes makes us better writers; as artists observe the world, as consummate outsiders. She has been teaching undergraduates and graduates at Art Center since 2015 and is the recipient of both a Samsung Teaching Advancement Award and Faculty Project Grant. She is currently working on an educational aide for ELL students.

Her sister, Hillary Geller, was a Graphic Design/Packaging major at ACCD and is Design Director at StudioLab in Chicago.


  • Writing Studio: Intensive
  • Italian Basic
  • Writing Studio