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Leah Hoffmitz

Graphic Design
Humanities & Sciences
Integrated Studies


A renowned letterform expert, Leah taught at Art Center for more than 20 years and was a beloved member of our community. Throughout her career, she specialized in the creation of unique logotypes and typefaces for multiple industries and media. Corporate brands benefiting from her first-rate typographic eye include FedEx, Nokia, United Airlines and Disney, among many others.

As a faculty member, Leah helped shape and influence scores of graduates, many of whom have become internationally recognized experts in graphic design and typography. In 2013, she received the Distinguished Achievement Award in Recognition of Excellence in Teaching, Professional Accomplishment and Institutional Service. The tribute hailed her extraordinary devotion to students and to the College that she loved.


M.F.A. Ontario College of Art


Letterform Design
Otis College of Art and Design
Former Instructor
California Institute of the Arts
Former Instructor


Disney Consumer
CKS Partners (United Airlines, Norwegian Cruiselines)
Jager Di Paola Kemp (Converse)
Landor Associates (FedEx, Xerox)
Sussman/Prejza (The Gas Company)
Team One Advertising (Lexus)
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