Beverly Joel

Adjunct Professor
Director of Off-Campus Programs, School of Art

Beverly Joel is the proprietor of the Brooklyn-based design studio pulp, ink., founded in 2005. The studio specializes in book, brochure and printed-ephemera design for clients in the arts. Clients include Artel Glass, The Baltimore Museum of Art, Chronicle Books, the Contemporary Art Center in Cincinnati, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, Johnson + Johnson, Monacelli Press, the Museum of Modern Art, the Neuberger Museum of Art, Prestel, Rizzoli, and Sundance Channel. Prior to founding the studio, she spent 10 years working with Barbara Glauber's studio, Heavy Meta. Beverly's work has been included numerous times in the AIGA's annual 50 Books/50 Covers juried competition and in Print magazine's Regional Design Annual. She is an adjunct professor at the Cooper Union, where she earned her BFA, and has been a guest critic at the Parsons School of Design and a guest lecturer at Columbia University.


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