BFA, Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Joshua Hardisty is a designer, author, educator, and artist. He and his wife Kimberlee Whaley (MCAD '03) have co-run the design company the MVA Studio working with éS Skateboarding, Mark Batty Publisher, MCAD, and the Soap Factory, amongst others. From 2014–2018 he worked as an experience designer at Minneapolis branding agency Latitude producing retail displays, events, and pop-up shops for clients like Adidas and Finish Line. Prior to joining Latitude, Hardisty worked as a designer at nonprofit art organization Intermedia Arts, Target, and KNOCK.

The MVA's work has been published in the best-selling design books Hand Job: A Catalog of Type and Pulled: A Catalog of Screen Printing (both by Mike Perry for Princeton Architectural Press). Hardisty's work at Latitude has been recognized by AIGA Minnesota, the Type Director’s Club, AdFed, and the American Advertising Awards.

Hardisty is the author of books about design and visual culture including New Skateboard Graphics (Mark Batty Publisher) and Function, Restraint & Subversion in Typography (Princeton Architectural Press).