Elizabeth Resnick is a Professor Emerita, former chair of Graphic Design and current part-time faculty at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, Massachusetts. She earned her B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees in Graphic Design from Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island.
Elizabeth Resnick Design, an independent Boston design studio was in operation from 1973–1996. Clients included: Ciba Corning Diagnostics Corporation, Store 24, Animal Rescue League of Boston, AIGA Boston, Massachusetts College of Art, and other area schools plus many local non-profit cultural organizations.
Professor Resnick is a passionate design curator who has organized seven comprehensive design exhibitions: Within/Without: The Art of Russell Mills with Teresa Flavin (1991); Dutch Graphic Design: 1918–1945 with Alston Purvis (1994); The Art of the Poster: Makoto Saito with Jan Kubasiewicz (1999); The Graphic Imperative: International Posters of Peace, Social Justice and The Environment 1965–2005 with Chaz Maviyane-Davies and Frank Baseman (2005); Graphic Intervention: 25 Years of International AIDS Awareness Posters 1985–2010 with Javier Cortés (2010); Graphic Advocacy: International Posters for the Digital Age: 2001–2012 (2012) and currently Women’s Rights Are Human Rights: International Posters on Gender-based Inequality, Violence and Discrimination (2016) which investigates gender-based inequalities deeply entrenched in every global society.
Her publications include catalogs for the exhibitions mentioned above and the following books: The Social Design Reader Bloomsbury Visual Arts (2019), Developing Citizen Designers, Bloomsbury Academic (2016), Design for Communication: Conceptual Graphic Design Basics, John Wiley & Sons Publishers (2003) and Graphic Design: A Problem-Solving Approach to Visual Communication, Prentice-Hall Publications”(1984).
She has led poster workshops and lectured throughout the United States, Mexico, Ireland, Great Britain, China, South Korea, Iceland, Taiwan, Bolivia, Krakow and Warsaw. Her posters have been accepted at the Warsaw Poster Biennial and Mexican Poster Biennial and she frequently participates in International poster invitational exhibitions.