Erik Brandt

Professor and Chair


MFA Mentor
BA, College of William and Mary
MFA, Virginia Commonwealth University

Erik Brandt is a graphic designer and educator who has been active since 1994. He is currently serving as both a professor and chair of MCAD's Design Department.

Brandt is a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI) and serves on the AIGA National Education Steering Committee. Educated internationally, his creative and research interests focus on issues of globalization that affect and drive the complexities of intercultural visual communication systems.

Brandt's career began as a cartoonist in Japan in 1994, and he has since found focus largely in print media. He authored the design blog Geotypografika (Visual Communication und Wissenschaft) and maintains a small graphic design studio, Typografika (Visual Communication und Konditorei). He also curates the internationally recognized experimental typography project Ficcciones Typografika.

His own work has been exhibited internationally and he has also received recognition for his very, very silly short films.