• Yale, 1968 BA, Fine Art Major; Scholar of the House (year of independent study in graphic design); Honors with Exceptional Distinction.
• National Merit Scholar.
• Robert C. Bates Fellowship for travel and study in Europe, 1967.
• Full Scholarship to the Yale Summer School of Music and Art, 1968.
• First recipient of Yale’s Lohman Prize, for excellence in graphic art.
• Altschul Grant, for private study with artist Leonard Baskin.
• Currently a Fellow of Jonathan Edwards College, Yale University
• Awarded a Tetelman Fellowship, Yale University, for organizing a symposium on the History of Graphic Design in 1986

Work History
• 1997-99, Art Director, Harvard Business Review, bimonthly magazine, circulation 230,000; two full years.
• 1975–present, Owner of Lance Hidy Associates, studio for art and design.
• 1987–96, Consultant to Adobe Systems on type design, software development and marketing.
• 1991–93, Consultant to Eastman Kodak, Center for Creative Imaging.
• 1973–74, David R. Godine, Publisher. Art director, production.
• 1972-73, Free-lance design, Boise, Idaho.
• 1971, Coös County Democrat, Lancaster, N.H. Offset prep, stripping, camera, plate-making.
• 1969–70, David R. Godine, Publisher, Boston. Co-founder, art director.
• 1965–6, Douglas Lynch & Associates, Designers, Portland, Oregon. Design and illustration – summer job, freshman and sophomore years.

Faculty Positions
• Northern Essex Community College, Fall 1999-present. Half-time faculty in Graphic Design: Graphic Design II, Photoshop, Computer Illustration
• University of Kansas, Spring 1997. Hallmark Professor of Graphic Design. Taught classes in poster design and the graphic novel.
• Mary Baldwin College, Fall 1996, Staunton, Virginia. Taught Introductory and Advanced Graphic Design.
• Center for Creative Imaging, Camden, Maine, 1991-93. Taught computer graphics; consultant to the director, 1990-93.
• Boston University, School of Art, Graduate Graphic Design, 1987-89. Adjunct Professor of Graphic Design. Taught advanced graphic communication with images and type combined. Helped set up the first computer graphics lab there, and developed curriculum. Three semesters.
• Summer Art School, Boise Gallery of Art, Idaho, 1971-72, Director. Also taught drawing, watercolor painting, and calligraphy, two years.

Visiting Artist
• University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1983. Major exhibition in the Kuhn Library, public lecture, and sessions with students.
• Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, 1990. Art Litho Designer-in-Residence Program, five days, plus a public lecture and exhibition.
• Iowa State University, 1991. Computer Graphics – a three-day continuing-education workshop for professionals from Iowa & Illinois.
• Kent State University, 1994. Kent/Blossom Summer Workshop; five days of intensive Photoshop work for graduate students.
• Dartmouth College, 1994. Three-day summer letterpress & computer workshop, and lecture on The Legacy of W. A Dwiggins.
• Corcoran School of Art, Washington, D.C., 1994. Retrospective exhibition, Hemicycle Gallery, Corcoran Gallery of Art, and public lecture.
• Salem State College, 1994. Lecture and portfolio review.
• University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, 1995. Two lectures on my work and computer graphics.
• Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, 1995. The Samson, Rosetta A. & Sadie B. Feldman Residency. This included a major retrospective exhibition, three days of computer workshops, and a public lecture.
• University of Kansas, 1995. Lecture & workshop in computer graphics.
• University of Tulsa, 1995. Lecture and workshop in computer graphics.
• Washington & Lee University, Lexington, Virginia, 1995. Retrospective exhibition, public lecture, and classes on art and art history.
• Hallmark, Kansas City, 1996. Lecture and three-day Photoshop workshop.

Developer of Symposia, Workshops, and Exhibitions
• Posters as Printmaking, Boston Athenæum, 1981. Guest curator & lecturer.
• New American Posters, Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, N.H., 1985. Originator and co-curator of this museum exhibition with opening lecture.
• Contemporary Poster Art, Univ. of Maryland Baltimore County, 1985. Guest curator, with panel featuring David Lance Goines & Kate Emlen.
• The History of Graphic Design, Yale University, 1986; Organized a one-day symposium on the new academic field of graphic design history. The talks were later published in PRINT Magazine, including one entire issue given over to Art Spiegelman to reprint his talk, and be guest editor. The speakers included nationally known scholars and writers, including:
• Philip Meggs, Virginia Commonwealth University, author of A History of Graphic Design, now going into its third edition.
• Art Spiegelman, author of Maus, and winner of the Pulitzer Prize
• Steve Heller, art director, New York Times Book Review, prolific author on graphic design history; editor of the Journal of the American Institute or Graphic Art.
• Gay Walker, Conservation Head, and Special Collections Librarian at Yale
• Alvin Eisenman, Chairman of the Graphic Design Program in the School of Art at Yale, for decades regarded as the finest graduate program of its kind in the U.S.
• Margaret Miles, Harvard Divinity School, on meaning in graphic design
• Type and Image on Desktop Computers, 1988, World Trade Center, Boston. Co-speaker with Sumner Stone, Type Director at Adobe.
• Typography in the Digital Revolution, Dartmouth College, 1989. An afternoon symposium; speakers Matthew Carter, Sumner Stone, and Hidy.
• Women Illustrators in New England, Radcliffe College, 1991; Invited by the College to be exhibition curator, and organize an evening symposium.
• The Color Revolution; Pre-press on Desktop Computers; Boston World Trade Center, 1991. Sponsored by the American Institute of Graphic Art. Co-chair of the committee which put on this all-day event.
• Four Photoshop Invitational Workshops, 1989 – 1992. Conceived, organized, and co-taught a series of four invitational computer workshops, three-days each; sponsored by Adobe Systems and Kodak. Leading artists from around the world were flown in, all-expenses paid, to try the new technology. Participants included David Hockney, April Greiman, Eiko Ishioko, Milton Glaser, Jean Michel Folon, Barbara Nessim, Seymour Chwast, Judy Dater, Paula Scher, Tadanori Yokoo, R.O. Blechman, Audrey Flack, Barbara Kasten, Jay Maisel, and many others.
• Seven Women Photographers, Firehouse Gallery, Newburyport, MA, 1992

University & Institutional Clients

The Library of Congress
Yale University
George Washington University
Boston Public Library
Corcoran School of Art
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Kuhn Library, Univ. of Maryland Baltimore County
The American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand
University of Connecticut Library
Leyburn Library, Washington and Lee University
Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley
School of Library Service, Columbia University
Morris Library, University of Delaware
American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Mass.
Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago
Sioux City Public Library, Iowa
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Maryland Institute, College of Art
University of Kentucky

Corporate Clients
Adobe Systems
Eastman Kodak
Little, Brown, Publishers
David R. Godine, Publisher
Women’s Action for Nuclear Disarmament
Rizzoli International
Black Oak Books, Berkeley
ASPO / Lamaze
ExhibitionsOne-man Shows (Boldface indicates institutional show)
1968, Yale University, Jonathan Edwards College
1972, Fritchman Gallery, Boise, Idaho
1977, University of Virginia, Bayly Museum
1982, The Art Attack, Boise, Idaho
1982, Yale University, Sterling Library
1983, University of Maryland Baltimore County
1983, Boston Public Library, Wiggin Gallery
1983, Harvard Bookstore Cafe, Boston
1984, Kroch’s & Brentano’s Bookstore, Chicago
1984, Yates Fine Art, Boise, Idaho
1984, University of Connecticut Library, Storrs
1985, Rizzoli Bookstore, Boston
1985, Poster America, New York
1985, Black Oak Books, Berkeley
1986, Yale University, Cross Campus Library
1986, Catamount Arts, St. Johnsbury, Vermont
1986, A Picture’s Worth, Exeter, N.H.
1987, Gordon College, Wenham, Mass.
1987, Northern Essex Community College, Mass.
1987, Anna Jacques Hospital, Newburyport, Mass.
1987, Rivier College, Nashua, N.H.
1987, Marion Art Center, Marion, Mass.
1990, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore
1993, Center for Creative Imaging, Camden, Maine
1993, Zona Gallery, Cambridge, Mass.
1994, The Firehouse Center Gallery, Newburyport, Mass.
1994, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Hemicycle Gallery, Wash., D.C.
1995, Maryland Institute, College of Art
1995, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia
1996, Pennsylvania School of Art & Design, Lancaster
1997, University of Kansas, Lawrence
Two-man Shows
1973, Yale University Library, with David Godine
1978, Boston Athenæum, with Stephen Harvard
Group Shows
1969, Wellesley College, Young Printmakers
1978, The George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum, Springfield, Mass., Calligraphy, Past and Present
1980, University of Kentucky, King Library, with Warren Chappell, Andrew Hoyem, and Jean Evans
1980, International Poster Biennial, Warsaw
1981, Boston Athenaeum, Posters as Printmaking, conceived and curated by Hidy, including 27 artists
1981, Lahti IV Poster Biennial, Finland
1983, Federal Reserve Building, Boston, Lettering Arts Guild
1983, Lahti V Poster Biennial, Finland
1983, Graphics New Hampshire, Phenix Hall, Concord
1983, Idaho Printmakers, Boise
1984, Wenniger Graphics, Rockport, MA, New Eng. Poster Artists
1984-87, Simmons College, And Peace Attend Thee..., travelled nationally
1985, Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, N.H., New American Posters, conceived and co-curated by Lance Hidy,
1985, Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition, Colorado State, Fort Collins
1985, Lahti VI Poster Biennial, Finland
1987, Children’s Picture Book Posters, Tokyo, International. Board on Books for Young People
1987, Lahti VII Poster Biennial, Finland
1987, International Poster Biennial, Warsaw
1988, International Poster Triennial, Toyama, Japan
1988, University and College Designers Association
1989, Lahti VII Poster Biennial, Finland
1989, International Poster Biennial, Warsaw
1989, Northampton School of Design, Mass.
1989, Self Image, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
1991, Computer Art, Center for Creative Imaging, Camden, Me.
1991, Lahti VIII Poster Biennial, Finland
1991, First Photography Invitational, Firehouse Center, Newburyport Mass.
1994, Digital Art, Ansel Adams Gallery, Yosemite & Pebble Beach
1995, Four in One, Peter Good, Lance Hidy, William Longhauser, & John Sorbie; Loveland Museum/Gallery, Loveland, Co. Sept. 16-Oct. 27
1995, AIGA Best of New England
1996, Poster Biennial, Warsaw, Poland
Selected Lectures
(Boldface indicates Institutional event)
Yale University, 1968
George Eastman House, Rochester, 1974
San Francisco Public Library, 1976
University of Virginia, 1977
Yale University, 1982
University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1983
Boston Public Library, 1983
University of Connecticut, 1984
Yale University, 1986
Gordon College, Wenham, Mass.,1987
Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill, Mass., 1987
Rivier College, Nashua, N.H., 1987
Marshall University, 3-day conference, Huntington, W.V.
Yale University, 1990
Massachusetts College of Art, 1990
Boston Museum School, 1990
Art Directors Club of Metropolitan Washington, 1990
Art Directors of Iowa, Des Moines, 1990
Sioux City Art Center, Iowa, 1990
Society of Printers, Boston, 1990
Apple Advanced Technology Seminars, Boston, 1990
Adobe Invitational, Mountain View, Calif., 1990
MacWorld, Boston, 1990
Boston Computer Society Summer Institute, 1990
Bastarda (Typographer’s Organization), 1990
Seybold Seminars, San Jose, 1990
Baltimore Mac User Group, 1990
Maryland Institute, College of Art, 1990
Boston Bookbuilders Roundtable, 1990
Grafix Conference, New York, 1990
Jeffe Seminars on Desktop Publishing, 1990
Color Revolution, Boston, 1991
Boston Computer Society Summer Computer Institute, 1991
Color Connections Conference, Boston, 1991
Rochester Institute of Technology, Goudy Symposium, 1991
Grafix Conference, New York, 1991
The Color Revolution, AIGA, Boston, 1991
Electronics in the Printshop, Boston, 1991
Internationl Electronics by Design Assoc., Stamford, Ct., 1991
Center for Creative Imaging, Camden, Maine, 1991
Type Director’s Club, New York, 1992
Color Connections Conference, Boston, 1992
Fundamental Computer Graphics (for Federal Employees), Ann Arbor, 1992
Seybold Conference, San Francisco, 1992
Aiga Computer Conference, keynote speaker, Boston, 1992
Virginia Commonwealth Univ. Computer Art Conf., 1992
Grafix Conference, New York, 1992
Talk Photoshop with Lance Hidy, Dynamic Computing, Portland, Me., 1993
Center for Creative Imaging, 1993
MacWorld, Boston, 1993
Grafix Conference, New York, 1993
Critical Trends in Digital Prepress, Tampa, Fl., 1993
New England Graphic Supershow, Boston, 1993
International Design by Electronics Assoc., Wash.D.C., 1993
Concepts, Graphic Art Conference, Orlando, 1994
HOW Design Conference, Boston, 1994
Colophon Club, San Francisco, 1994
Salem State College, Salem, Mass., 1994
Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, 1994
Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 1994
Type ’94 Congress, San Francisco, 1994
Corcoran School of Art, Washington, D.C., 1994
Highlights for Children, Conference on children’s book art, 1994
Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, 1995
University of Kansas, Lawrence, 1995
University of Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1995
Washington & Lee University, Lexington, Virginia, 1995
Bookbuilders Seminar on Computer Graphics, Boston, 1995
Hallmark, Kansas City, 1996
Arts of the Book Center, Charlottesville, Va. 1996
George Washington University, Wash., D.C., 1996
Washington & Lee Univ., Alumni College, 1996
Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, Va., 1996
Pennsylvania School of Art and Design, Lancaster, 1996
University of Kansas, 1997
Massachusetts College of Art, 1997
Massachusetts College of Art, 1998
Society of Printers, Boston, 2001


W.A. Dwiggins Award, Bookbuilders of Boston; New England’s top graphic arts award

The Garden, by Andrew Marvell, designed, illustrated with etchings, and printed by Hidy, was chosen by the Grolier Club as one of the one-hundred best private press books of the 20th century. A Century for the Century was both an exhibition and a catalog.

Professional Affiliations
American Institute of Graphic Arts
Society of Printers, Boston
Graphic Artists guild

Community Service
Firehouse Center for the Arts, Newburyport, continuing member of the Board of Directors for seven years; Visual Arts Committee which oversees the schedule and facility of the art gallery; consultant on design and publicity issues, and embarking on a new branding initiative.


Lance Hidy’s Posters: Designs Personal & Public. With an essay by Alan Fern, Dir. National Portrait Gallery; Foreword by David Lance Goines; Afterword by Lance Hidy. Alphabet Press, 1983.

Books Edited or Produced by Hidy
Moral Reflections on the Short Life of the Ephemeron. By Thomas Boreman. Godine, 1970. Fine press book, hand-made with woodcuts and etchings.
The Garden. By Andrew Marvell. Godine, 1970. Another private press book, hand-made, illustrated with etchings.
Specimen Days. Walt Whitman. Godine, 1971. Edited and designed by Hidy – with 133 photographs gathered by him from private & public Whitman collections.
Losing Things at Mr. Mudd’s. By Carolyn Coman; pictures by Lance Hidy. Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1992. The first children’s picture book to be created on the computer.
Conversatio; Cistercian Monastic Life. A limited edition portfolio; 12 matted photographs, 8 silver fiber-prints and four Cibachrome by Hidy; text by Carolyn Coman. Berryville, Virginia, 1994.

Magazine Articles by Hidy
“Scribes and the Book”. Fine Print, Vol. 3, No. 3, July 1977, pp. 52–55.
“Posters & Passions”. Calligraphy Idea Exchange, Spring, 1986, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 40-8, 7 ill.
“Photographic Novels: Ink Theater”. The Ampersand, Journal of the Pacific Center for Book Arts. Vol. 7, No. 4, fall 1987, five illus.
“Hermann Zapf and his Design Philosophy”. Design Book Review, Fall, 1988, pp. 85–87
“The Computer Monitor as Color Canvas and Darkroom”. With Linnea Dayton. Step-by-Step Graphics, Mar/Apr 1991, Vol. 7, No. 2, pp.158–68. About the Boston Public Library poster.
“The Design Scene: Visual Commentary by Lance Hidy”. PRINT, XLVII:II, Mar–April, 1993. A monthly guest feature, one page for an artist to make a statement on our profession.
“Positive Negatives”. With Linnea Dayton. Step-by-Step Electronic Design, Oct. 1993, Vol. 5, No. 10, pp. 12–13.
“Judges Special Mention”, commentary; Third Annual IDEA Electronic Design competition. Step-by-Step Graphics, March/April 1994, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 182–8 .
“Color Publishing; The State of the Art & Technology”. By Pamela Pfiffner. Publish, June 1992, Vol. 7, No. 6, pp.67–76. Panel discussion with Hidy, Don Carli, Mary Schneider, Chuck Weger, Miles Southworth, & Lisa Wellman.

Books with Hidy as contributor
American Illustration 3. Ed. by Edward Booth-Clibborn. American Illustration, Inc., NY, 1984.
Wir Haben die Erde nur Geborgt; Plakate gegen Umwelltserstorung. Reiner Diederich & Richard Grübling. Beltz,Weinheim & Basel, 1986. Hidy’s most famous poster, Children ask the world of us, is featured in this study of environmental posters.
Children’s Picture Book Posters; 25 Years of IBBY, 1953-1978. Hisako Aoki. Kaisei-Sha Publishing Co., Tokyo, 1986, p.55.
The Art of Seeing. Paul Zelanski & Mary Pat Fisher. Prentice-Hall, 1988. Hidy’s 1970 book, The Garden, is used to illustrate modern private presses, along with Barry Moser’s Alice in Wonderland.
A Conversation with David Lance Goines. David Lance Goines Posters. Alphabet Press, 1985, pp. 7–11.
The 2nd International Triennial of Poster in Toyama 1988. The Museum of Modern Art, Toyama, Japan, 1988.
Type & Image; The Language of Graphic Design. Philip B. Meggs. Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1989. One chapter, ten pages, a study of the development of a Hidy poster; plus a page devoted to another poster.
A History of Graphic Design, Second Edition. Philip B. Meggs. Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1992. The only textbook surveying graphic design history, going into its third edition. Hidy’s 1990 poster for the Sioux City Public Library was chosen to represent the use of computers in poster art.
Mac DTP Frontier ’93. Ed. by Hirokazu Mukai. F2 Co., Tokyo, 1993, pp. 118–25, 8 illus. A Japanese survey of the top computer studios in the U.S.
Designer Photoshop (Covers Version 2.5). By Rob Day. Random House, NY, 1993, pp. 10–11, 77–78, 135–151, 153. Rob was my partner since 1980.
Illustrator Illuminated. By Clay Andres. Peachpit Press, Berkeley, 1993. Opening chapter about Hidy’s techniques in making the illustrations for the children’s book, Losing Things at Mr Mudd’s.
The Photoshop Wow! Book. Linnea Dayton & Jack Davis. Peachpit Press, Berkeley, 1993. Shows use of Photoshop images imported into Illustrator drawings for a children’s book, Losing Things at Mr Mudd’s.
The Photo CD Book. Linnea Dayton & Jackie Estrada. Verbum Books, Cardiff, Calif., 1994.
The Evolution of Penumbra. Penumbra [type specimen book], Adobe Systems, Mountain View, Calif., 1995. With a note by Hidy on the development of the typeface.
Designer Photoshop, Second Edition (Covers Version 3.0). Rob Day. Random House, New York, 1995. One chapter on Hidy’s techniques in designing a poster for the Corcoran Gallery of Art.
The Illustrator Wow! Book. Sharon Steuer. Peachpit Press, Berkeley, 1995. Describes Hidy’s technique in designing the poster for Leyburn Library, Washington & Lee University.
The Photoshop 3 Wow! Book. Linnea Dayton & Jack Davis. Peachpit Press, Berkeley, 1995. Describes Hidy’s technique in designing the poster for The University of Tulsa.
Collage with Photoshop. Russell Sparkman. Rockport Publishers, Rockport, Mass., 1995. A chapter on Hidy’s technique in making the print, Two Fences, with a portfolio of eleven prints. Also published in Japan.
Adobe Illustrator: A Visual Guide for the Mac. By Janet Ashford and Linnea Dayton. Graphic-sha, Tokyo (Addison Wesley), 1995, Chapter 33, pp. 109–13. Illustrations for the children’s book, Losing Things at Mr Mudd’s.
Graphis Posters 82, 86, 88, 87, and 95. The Graphis Press. New York. The leading survey of the best in poster design worldwide.
Lahti Poster Biennale. Lahti Art Museum, Finland. Many catalogues, from ’81.
International Poster Biennale, Warsaw. Many catalogues, beginning 1980.

Magazine Articles about Hidy
“Ansel Adams’s Yosemite and the Range of Light”. Paul Doebler. Publisher’s Weekly, Sept. 3, ’79, Vol. 216, No. 10., pp. 73–5. About Hidy’s book design.
“Lance Hidy”. By Nathan Felde. Communication Arts, Jan/Feb 1984, Vol. 25, No. 7, pp. 76–87, 28 illus.
“Lance Hidy’s Posters: Designs Personal & Public”. By Ann Lee Morgan. Design Issues, Spring 1985, Vol. II, No. 1, pp. 85–90.
“Wir haben die Erde nur geborgt: Internationale Ökologie-Plakate warnen vor der Umweltzerstörung”. By Reiner Diederich and Richard Grübling. Pädagogik Heute, May 1986, pp. 88–93.
“The Works of Lance Hidy: Art as Communication”. By Carol McKinley and Rebecca Myers. AB Bookman’s Weekly, Oct. 6, 1986, Vol. 78, No. 14, pp. 1251–58.
“Poster Graphics; An Interview with Lance Hidy”. By Susan Barahal. Art New England, March 1987, Vol. 8, No. 3, p. 20.
“A Photoshop Montage”. By Linnea Dayton. Step-by-Step Electronic Design, May 1990, Vol. 2, No. 5, pp. 1–3.
“Getting Personal: Tales from Camp Adobe”. By Steven Heller. PRINT, Jan/Feb 1990, Vol. XLIV, No. I.
“15 Fast-track Careers”. By Michelle Morris. Money Magazine, June, 1990, Vol. 19, No. 6, p. 111. Profile of Hidy as representative computer graphics artist.
“Design in the Age of Microcomputers”. By Steve Blount, two pages of quotes from Hidy. PRINT Computer Art and Design Annual, 1991, Vol. XLV, No. VII, pp. 18–23.
“Computer Artist Lance Hidy”. By Frank Romano. Computer Artist, Spring 1992, Vol. 1, No. 1., pp. 8–11.
“Treading the Edge: Electronic artist Lance Hidy blends fine-art sensibilities with high-end technology”. By Larry Payne. HOW, Aug 1993, pp. 58–63.
“Digital Imaging Here and Now”. International Photography, Number 1, 1993. Eastman Kodak Co., p. 5.
“Messing with Pixels; Illustrators and Their Computers”. By Janet Ashford. PRINT, March/April 1994, Vol. XLVIII, No. II, pp. 30–43, 117.
“ATYPI ’94 San Francisco”. By Yvonne Schwemer-Scheddin. Deutscher Drucker, 30.3.1995 About Hidy and Penumbra.
“Androgyne Type”. By Yvonne Schwemer-Scheddin. Page magazine, Hamburg, Germany, Oct 1995, pp. 68-70. About Hidy and his typeface, Penumbra.
“Romantische Pixel”. [About Hidy’s computer art]. By Yvonne Schwemer-Scheddin. Page magazine, Hamburg, Germany, Nov 1995, p. 20.
“Conversatio; Cistercian Monastic Life in Berryville, Virginia”. By E. Rozanne Elder. Citeaux, Commentarii Cistercienses, 1995, t. 46, fasc. 3-4. Pages359-61, one illus. A review of Hidy’s photographic portfolio.