Sherry’s interest in the relationship between design and culture has taken her to more than 40 countries. She has lived and taught graphic design in New Zealand, Lebanon and Qatar where she was also the graphic designer for Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar. In addition, she has also taught courses in India, Turkey and Zimbabwe. Her current research focuses on New Zealand design after WWII, specifically on the work of Mark Cleverley, who influenced the direction of design in that country. She has written for Design Issues, Comma, Pro Design, Icograda eduNews and Designer, and has contributed online to the AIGA Design Forum and Design With Type. Sherry has presented a multitude of papers and lectures and has received numerous awards for her design work. She currently serves on the ICOGRADA (International Congress of Graphic Design Associations) Advisory Panel for their research journal, Iridescent, and is an advisory editor for an•ti•po•des, a design research journal from Auckland, New Zealand.
She loves working with print publications and typography. Her favorite project was a self-initiated magazine with Lebanese colleague, Halim Choueiry, Comma which offered designers of the Middle East a forum and showcase for regional work to engender awareness and pride in the design work there.She has a degree in education from Paterson State College (New Jersey) and a MFA in visual communication design from North Carolina State University.
Her years in the Middle East have allowed her to admit that she loves pale pink.