Ellen Lupton was born 1963 in Philadelphia, USA. She did her PhD in design at University of Baltimore in 2008. Ellen Lupton is Curator of Contemporary Design at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City and faculty at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. She curated exhibitions such as The Senses: Design Beyond Vision, Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial, How Posters Work, and Beautiful Users. Books include Design Is Storytelling, Thinking with Type, Graphic Design Thinking, Graphic Design: The New Basics, and Type on Screen.