School of Graphic Design Leadership Changes


(L-R) Phil Hamlett and Mary Scott. Photo by Sean McGuire (B.F.A., 2006).

Academy of Art University announces the transition of Mary Scott, who has served as Director for the School of Graphic Design for 17 years. In her new role as Director Emeritus, Mary will serve as senior advisor to the school, provide portfolio design guidance to students and work closely with her successor, Phil Hamlett, to ensure a seamless transition of leadership.  

Phil Hamlett has been promoted to Director of the School of Graphic Design. He began his career at the Academy as Graduate Director and, during his 13 years of service, established a strong industry affiliation for the school.  His professional associations have provided wonderful opportunities for our alumni at many companies known throughout the world.

Anitra Nottingham, who has served the Academy for 10 years, will continue as the Online Director for the School of Graphic Design. Anitra will focus on the functionality of the school’s online learning program and provide strategic guidance to support the online learning and development goals of the school.

The Academy is fortunate to have such talented professionals within the School of Graphic Design.  Please take a moment to read more about our outstanding faculty.  Mary and Phil were recently recognized as two of the top educators to watch in Graphic Design USA.  The full article can be read by clicking here.