Assistant Professor, Lecturer
Elpitha Tsoutsounakis is an assistant professor and founding faculty member of the Multi-disciplinary Design (MDD) program at the University of Utah. She teaches beginning design studios, introduction to design thinking, design history and typography. She oversees and coordinates curriculum, development and special projects for MDD. 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 graphic design, branding, creative direction, interiors and products. Her work has been published in multiple local and international publications and featured in various online design blogs. In her design research she is interested in creating prints and artifacts that explore design as a rhetorical agent in culture and society. Elpitha is an active volunteer in her local community and has served as Vice-President for the AIGA Salt Lake Chapter as well as Chair of Salt Lake Design Week in 2014. She is currently board-chair of NOW-ID, a local inter-disciplinary dance and design company.