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Robin Lynch

Associate Professor of Graphic Design

Robin Lynch has sat on the board of advisors for Mohawk Paper and the board of directors for the N.Y. Chapter of the AIGA, and has consulted the president of the U.S. on design (making her a member of a select club whose personal information was stolen from the White House).

Robin is an associate professor in the graphic design program at Purchase College, SUNY. Robin’s Negerkunst Studio has earned international awards in graphic design. Clients include Spike Lee, Studio Museum of Harlem, Firelight Media, Rockefeller Foundation, and MIT. Video collaborations with her partner Peter Sprague include video projections for Liz Skipe’s Bug Bite at 57E57th in New York City and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and video and motion design–infused productions of Charles Mee’s bobrauschenbergamerica and Matthew Hahn’s Robben Island Bible. Previously, Robin was an award-winning art director at Warner Bros. Records in Los Angeles and art director in chief at Elektra Records in New York City.

Robin happily sponsors the PSGA’s motion graphics club, Rough Secs.

Research Interests

  • No Child Left Behind, teaching to the test and the loss of risk-taking among students in higher ed
  • Pre-cinema gizmos, animation theory and their relationship with contemporary motion and AR technologies
  • Film Titling
  • Narrative
  • Portrayal of African Americans in pre-cinema entertainment and in early cinema

Representative Courses

Community Design
Advanced Type
Word and Image 2
Motion Graphics
Junior Seminar


Design School: Extraordinary Class Projects from International Design Schools
American Typeplay
ID Magazine, Print Magazine
Women in Design
Building Design Portfolios: Innovative Concepts for Presenting Your Work

Presentations / Conferences

President’s Roundtable on Design, panelist

Organization of Black Designers National Design Conference, mainstage speaker

AIGA National Design Conference, panelist