As the senior designer, Kirsten Keister provides design and graphics support for all research, projects and events at MITH. She received her Masters of Professional Studies in Information Visualization from Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and holds a Bachelor of Art in Graphic Design from Gordon College, where she acquired a strong background in fine art and photography. She also gained valuable professional experience by interning at Return Design, an entrepreneurial firm that serves non-profit and art-related clients. After graduation, Kirsten joined the Design Center at her alma mater where she worked with a small team to provide design support for college departments and administrative offices. In 2008, she founded Lamppost Creative, a sole proprietorship that offers a wide range of graphic design services to clients in across the country. When she’s not in front of the computer creating fresh, smart and meaningful designs for clients, she is either in her art studio or out taking photographs.