A NYC-based artist, designer and educator, Frances works in digital, print and experiential media. She currently freelances at The New School in New York City and teaches design in Pratt's MFA Communications Design program.

She received an MFA in Communications Design from Pratt Institute in 2012 and a BFA from Hampshire College in 2003. Her work investigates value systems, alternative pedagogies, and crossovers between teaching, learning, and design practice.


2016-Present—The New School, New York NY
2016-Present—Freelance design
2014-2015—Sub Rosa, New York NY
2012-2014—Interbrand New York
2011—Sub Rosa, New York NY


2016-Present—Visiting Assistant Professor, Pratt Institute
2016—Guest Lecturer and Critic, MICA
2015—Guest Lecturer, Princeton University


2009-2012—MFA Communications Design,
Pratt Institute
1998-2003—BA Fine Art / Art Education, Hampshire College


︎Recreating a Women’s School: Feminism & Design (with Leigh Mignogna

︎“Exploring Feminism, Radical Pedagogy, & Creative Practice,” in Extracurricular (pub.  Onomatopee)

︎ CV

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