Christopher Previte

Associate Professor of Digital Media Design

Christopher Previte Bio Photo


BFA in Illustration – Massachusetts College of Art and Design, 1994
MFA in Graphic Design – Vermont College of Fine Arts, 2015


Courses Taught
  • Introduction to Data Visualization
  • Introduction to Digital Media Design
  • Digital Design Foundations
  • Exploring Digital Storytelling
  • Graphic Design
  • Social Media
  • User Experience and Interface Design
Research Interests & Expertise Areas

Research Interests:

  • Impermanence in Design
  • Narrative Storytelling
  • Human Centered Design

Areas of Expertise:

  • Image Creation
  • Identity Design
  • Design Software
  • Concept Development

Honors & Awards

2007Creativity in Marketing Award – Lexington Chamber of Commerce

Publications and Presentations

2019: Guest Speaker, "The Value of Impermanence in Design"; Design Incubation Colloquium 5.3, Merrimack College, North Andover, MA
2018: Contrafforte | A fictional portrait of significant adventure; Now Design Show at the Eichold Gallery, Spring Hill College, Mobile AL
2016: Discussant, Comics and Democracy Panel; Newton South High School, Newton, MA
2016: Alice and the Moons | A journey to the moon and back; Massachusetts Independent Comics Exposition, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA
2016: Guest Speaker, "The Value of Impermanence in Design"; 20th Future of Health Technology Summit at MIT, Cambridge, MA
2015: I Like You Better on Wednesdays | An exploration of comics, storytelling, and
the impermanence of life; Blend, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpellier, VT
2014: Guest Speaker, "The Value of Impermanence in Design"; Boston UX Design Conference, Cambridge MA
2005: Graphic Design Workshop; International Cyberarts Festival, Boston MA



  • 2018-Present: Initiative for Digital Education for Accelerated Learning (IDEAL) Steering Committee, Franklin Pierce University, Rindge NH
  • 2017: Graphic Design MFA Alumni Advisor, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier VT
  • 2012-2013: Curriculum Committee, New England Institute of Art, Brookline MA
  • 2011: Tee Shirt Design, Lexington Education Foundation Annual Trivia Bee, Lexington MA
  • 2010: Fund Raising Promotional Campaign, Pan Mass Challenge, Lexington MA
  • 2006: Quarterly Publication Design, Munroe Center for the Arts, Lexington MA
  • 2003-2005: Curriculum Committee, Katharine Gibbs College