Alisa Aronson is the Design Education Specialist at Youth Design, responsible for developing and carrying out all educational initiatives of the program. Alisa has worked closely with Youth Design leadership, staff, volunteers, and students since the organization was in its infancy, contributing to the development and execution of a variety of program aspects.
Alisa brings a wealth of skills and experience in design education to Youth Design, as well as strong connections to the region's college design community. Since 2000, Alisa has directed the Graphic Design Certificate Program at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and is responsible for all aspects of this prestigious educational program, including curriculum development and faculty oversight. She has taught at MassArt since 1999 and currently holds the title of Assistant Professor of Design. She has been an invited guest critic at junior and senior graphic design portfolio reviews at MassArt, NESAD/Suffolk University, Lesley University Art/Design Department (formerly AIB), and Simmons College, among others.
Alisa has taught graphic design to high school students as an instructor for Summer Studios at MassArt. She served for two years as a Visiting Artist and Industry Advisor for the Graphic Design Vocational Program at Madison Park Technical and Vocational High School.
Alisa is a practicing designer with a focus on design for organizations serving youth and/or education. Her clients have included Boston Children's Chorus, Children's Hospital Boston, the Boston Public Library Foundation, BOSTnet, ERS (Educational Resources Strategies), Head Start, Big Sister Association of Greater Boston, Northeastern University, MIT Press, and Cengage Publishing.
Alisa graduated with Honors from the Graphic Design Certificate Program of Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She received her Bachelor of Arts in English, Magna Cum Laude, from Brown University.