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Brad Bartlett is a designer, artist and educator. He earned his Masters Degree in Design from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1998, graduating with the highest honors. He also holds a Bachelors Degree in Graphic Design from North Carolina State University, graduating Summa Cum Laude. His graduate work at Cranbrook, exploring the relationship of media and culture, was presented at MIT and Fabrica of Benetton in Italy. He has been an educator at Art Center College of Design since 1999 and was awarded Great Teacher in 2003 and again in 2014. Brad is also the Director of Transmedia in the Graphic Design Department, where he has worked to implement transmedia pedagogy and has overseen the development of transmedia courses. He is an on-screen author at Lynda.com, where he recently published a course on Transmedia Typography. The work of his Los Angeles-based design studio has won numerous awards and been widely published. In 2012 and again in 2015, his work was awarded the Frances Smyth-Ravenel Grand Prize for Excellence in Design by the American Alliance of Museums.


B.A. North Carolina State University 1996 Graphic Design
M.F.A. Cranbrook Academy of Art 1998 2-D Design


Brad Bartlett Design, Los Angeles


Nevada Museum of Art
UCLAlive/UCLA Performing Arts
MOCA/The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
LAIAD/Los Angeles Institute of Architecture and Design
FIDM/The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising
TFO Architecture
Rizzoli New York
Chronicle Books
Art Center College of Design
Mak Center for Art and Architecture
Raygun Publishing
American Film Institute with [H] Design
Ford Motor Company
LA Freewaves
LA Inside Magazine
X-tra/Art Journal
LA Mart Design Center
Cranbrook Academy of Art
North Carolina Museum of Art


American Association of Museums Grand Prize Winner
Communications Arts Design Annual
Graphis Platinum Award
Print Magazine Design Annual
American Center for Design 100 Show
I.D. Magazine Design Annual
How Magazine International Design Award
University & College Designers Award of Excellence
Sappi Ideas That Matter
ADDY Award


Advanced Transmedia Studio 7
Type 5: Transmedia
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