Meet Ms. Murray, Advertising Design teacher

Ms. Murray is an Advertising Design/Commercial Art teacher at LCTI.

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Who are you and what’s your role at LCTI?

My name is Ms. Murray and I’m an Advertising Design/Commercial Art teacher at Lehigh Career & Technical Institute.

What’s your educational background?

I have an associate’s degree in fashion illustration from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, a bachelor’s degree in drawing from Kutztown University and a master’s degree in career & technical education from Temple University.

What’s your professional background?

I have over 20 years of graphic arts experience specializing in illustration for retail clients, manufacturers and advertising agencies, as well as product design development, photo styling and merchandising display. I implemented the graphic design of logos, brochures, display ads and newsletters for a variety of clients.

I conducted art activities for the Olivet Boys & Girls Club, coordinated and organized drawing studios for the Berks Art Alliance, designed and taught a fashion illustration class at Pennsylvania School of Art & Design and served as artist-in-residence for the printmaking program at Kutztown University.

I also spent six years as a Skills USA advisor and three years as an adjunct faculty member at Lehigh Carbon Community College.

What’s your claim to fame?

Many of my fashion illustrations were featured in a publication called Retail Ad Week. I received awards for etchings exhibited in juried art shows. I travelled throughout Southeast Asia learning about the local art, history and culture. I’ve spent 22 years teaching and advising thousands of students at LCTI!

What do you love about working at LCTI?

I love working with the students and enjoy teaching them about Advertising Design. I especially appreciate it when they use their skills in their chosen profession of graphic design, illustration and photography.

Learn more about the Advertising Design/Commercial Art program at LCTI.

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