A NYC-based artist, designer and educator, Frances works in digital, print and experiential media. She received an MFA in Communications Design from Pratt Institute in 2012 and a BA from Hampshire College in 2003. She is interested in value systems, feminist & critical pedagogies, and crossovers between teaching, learning, and design practice.

Formerly a designer and art director at Interbrand NY and experiential agency Sub Rosa, and a long time collaborator/designer with The New School, she currently runs a freelance practice in NYC, working with cultural, commercial and educational institutions. She has been a guest lecturer and critic at Princeton University and MICA and currently teaches graphic design at RISD and in Pratt's MFA Communications Design program.


For examples of recent client work or other inquiries, please contact francespharr@gmail.com