Associate Professor and The Robert Davidson Chair in Art
Area of Expertise: Communication Design
Inspired by design, type, language Deb Hall’s digital prints reflect our highly caffeinated,
constantly moving, technological environment. Deb’s digital prints revel in the sound
and beauty of typography, but her messages respond to our anxieties about how design
saturation can affect our perception and assumptions. Before coming to Skidmore, Deb
was designer and co-owner of a design and printing company working both locally and
in Los Angeles. Part romantic and part cynic Deb mines the profession of design while
advocating for individual expression. Language, symbols, information and communication
are continuing themes in Deb’s energetic, passionate work.
Deb Hall, Associate Professor of Art, received her BFA in Photographic Illustration from Rochester Institute of Technology and an MFA in Digital Visual Art from Vermont College. She also studied at both the Art Center College of Design and Kent State University in communication design and typography. She publishes and exhibits her work both regionally and internationally. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon, The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY, New Paltz, The Adirondack Trust Corporate Gallery, Saratoga Springs, New York, and in many private collections throughout the United States. She currently teaches courses in Communication Design and Digital Foundations.