MFA Design, UC Davis
With more than 25 years of professional practice and 15 years of teaching, Marcy returned to UC Davis to explore design’s “gaps”—overlooked, avoided, and ignored spaces. Her work acknowledges and amplifies forgotten objects, people, and ideas, investigates how they reveal and influence our human experience, and reimagines how we teach design and why. Her current research focuses on creating design teaching resources with and for educators and students.
Marcy is also the founder of The Whole Creative, a mentorship program that helps designers find purpose and meaning in their work, Program Director for Capitol Creative Alliance’s Ascenders Academy mentoring program, and host of Pop-Up Art Retreat—a space for creativity, collaboration, and community.
- Margrit Mondavi Graduate Fellowship, UC Davis Humanities Institute, 2022
- “Building Inclusive Teaching Tools for Graphic Design Educators.” Scholarship on Teaching & Learning. University of California, Davis
- “What Is Research-Based Design Practice? A Collective Inquiry Through a Graduate Seminar.” International Symposium on Electronic Art, Barcelona, Spain, Co-Authored with MFA Graduate Cohort