colby-sawyer faculty

Hilary Walrod

Associate Professor, Fine and Performing Arts Department
(603) 526-3669 |

Joined the Colby-Sawyer College faculty in 2012. M.F.A. in Studio Art: Graphic Design, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. B.A. in Studio Art + Environmental Studies, Williams College. Hilary Walrod teaches Graphic Design and Digital Media and works in two-dimensional, three-dimensional and digital realms. Her work in environmental graphics, identity design and editorial design has been recognized and awarded in regional, national, and international design competitions. Drawing on her interdisciplinary background, she is especially interested in intersections between visual communication and environmental consciousness.
portfolio | a fork in the road

Areas of Expertise

  • Art & Art History
  • Graphic Design
  • Branding
  • Environmental Graphics
  • Information Design
  • Mobile Design
  • Publication Design
  • Typography
  • Web Design
  • Painting
  • Screenprinting
  • Textile Design

Recent Publications

  • “Design Systems: Identity, Information + Environmental Graphics.” Visiting Designer Workshop + Lecture. Minneapolis, Minn.: University of Minnesota College of Design, 2012.
  • “Cultivation.” Visiting Artist Lecture. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University Department of Art, Art History, + Design, 2011.
  • “A Fork in the Road.” Denver, Colo.: CommunityMatters'10 Conference, Design for Change panel, 2010.
  • “Reflection by Design | Design by Reflection.” Lawrence, KS: UCDA Design Education Summit—Designing Designing, 2010.
  • “Specifying + Localizing.” Des Moines, Iowa: AIGA Iowa Sustain Green Salon Lecture Series, 2010.

Recent Exhibitions

  • "Ecologies of Food: Past, Present, Future." Geneseo, NY: Lederer Gallery, School of the Arts, SUNY Geneseo, N.Y. 2012.
  • "Food for Thought." Ann Arbor, Mich: Gallery Project, 2011.
  • AIGA Minnesota Design Show. Minneapolis, Minn.: Shelter Studios, 2011.
  • A Fork in the Road. Des Moines, Iowa: Anderson Gallery, Drake University, 2010.


  • B.A., Studio Art and Environmental Studies, Williams College
  • M.F.A., Studio Art: Graphic Design, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville