Alice Twemlow is a British-born writer and educator based in New York. She is chair of the Design Criticism (D-Crit) MFA program at the School of Visual Arts, a program she co-founded in 2008 with Steven Heller. The program hosts a lecture series and conferences and has recently begun to publish chapbooks of the students’ writings. Alice is a contributor to Design Observer and writes about design in numerous publications such as Eye, Design & Culture, and The Architect’s Newspaper. She is the author of What is Graphic Design For? (Rotovision) and of essays for books including 60 Innovators: Shaping Our Creative Futures (Thames and Hudson), the catalogue for “Graphic Design Worlds” (La Triennale Design Museum), and The Aspen Complex (Sternberg Press). She often serves on design and architecture juries (including the National Design Awards) and editorial boards, and moderates conferences including the Tasmeem Doha Conference 2011 at Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar. Twemlow has lectured recently at the ICOGRADA conference in Beijing, the QT series at MoMA, and delivered the 2011 Design Thinking Lecture at AIGA Chicago. She is also a PhD candidate in Design History at the Royal College of Art in London.