Elpitha Tsoutsounakis is an assistant professor and founding faculty member of the Multi-disciplinary Design (MDD) program at the University of Utah. She teaches design studios, design history, and typography. As Academic Coordinator she oversees curriculum development and special projects for the program. Elpitha completed a BS in Architecture at the University of Utah and an M.Arch at the University of Texas at Austin. In addition to teaching, Elpitha is a designer and letterpress printer. Her studio practice, Print In Cursive, is primarily focused on critical design complemented with client work in graphic design, branding, creative direction, interiors and products. Her research emphasis is in creating print work, installations, and artifacts that explore design as a rhetorical agent in culture and society. Her work has been published in multiple local and international publications and featured in various online platforms. Elpitha is an active volunteer in her local community and has served as Vice-President for the AIGA Salt Lake Chapter, Chair of Salt Lake Design Week in 2014, and board-chair of NOW-ID, a local inter-disciplinary dance and design company.