Shira Inbar

Continuing Education Instructor

A graphic designer with an edge of motion, making work in broadcast, nightlife, media, and event production. She’s a founding member of Little Cinema, an immersive theatre company based out of House of Yes, Brooklyn, and maintains an active practice of collaboration with studios, nonprofits, and creative individuals of all kinds. She partnered with AIGA Eye on Design Magazine to design the Psych issue, winning Stack Magazine’s Cover of the Year for 2018. She has made work for Pentagram, Medium, The New York TImes, New Yorker Magazine, GIPHY, Squarespace, The FADER, and MTV News; attempting to make cable television relevant again via interstitials, GIFs, broadcast takeovers, and general randomness. Shira holds a BFA from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, and an MFA from Yale University, and currently teaches motion graphics at Parsons School of Design in New York City. 


  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.