School of Graphic Design Chair Mary Scott can usually be found teaching the programs’s signature portfolio class to both grads and undergrads. This gives her a bird’s-eye view of the students as they launch their careers in design. Prior to coming to the Academy in 1999, Mary taught at Art Center College of Design and Otis College of Art and Design.
Her professional life was spent as partner and creative director at Maddocks & Company in Los Angeles, where her projects for Procter & Gamble, Hitachi, Sony, Disney, Microsoft, Max Factor, Avon and Vidal Sassoon received numerous industry awards.
With almost 40 years of experience, Mary has served on the national board of AIGA, was chapter president in Los Angeles, and received the AIGA Fellows Award from the San Francisco Chapter in 2006. In 2012 she was awarded an honorary doctorate from Academy of Art University. Her hobby is landscape and garden design.