Carol Fillip is an Associate Professor at Rochester Institute of Technology in the School of Design for the Department of Graphic Design. As a design educator, she strives to foster critical thinking to allow students to develop problem-solving strategies and life-long learning skills as she guides them to become thoughtful designers whose work is appropriate, functional, impactful, adaptable, distinct, and timeless. Experiential education combined with socially responsible design are important to her as she leads by example involving herself and her students with many community and culturally minded initiatives. Carol’s scholarship and research interests are diverse and collaboration is a high priority. She has always been a project driven person who excels at solving a wide range of problems. Creative processes and techniques using design thinking, as well as improving design education, can be seen throughout her work. Carol’s other research interests are in the area of typography, literacy and letterforms with preschool and early school-aged children. Design and working with nonprofit organizations has been an area of involvement as Carol has sat on the Board of Directors for Music is Art since 2008, while also working with other community organizations. Prior to teaching at RIT in 2005, Carol was the president of her company, Fillip Design Group Inc for over 10 years in Las Vegas Nevada, Atlanta Georgia, and Buffalo New York— with national clients including Hard Rock Properties, the PGA, Serious Skin Care and Turner Entertainment.