Ksenya Samarskaya | Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Ksenya Samarskaya

Portrait of Ksenya Samarskaya


Adjunct Faculty

Ksenya Samarskaya is a creative practitioner and art director, running Samarskaya & Partners—a studio rooted in typography and strategic visual communications.

Samarskaya has judged numerous design competitions, including ADC/The One Club, the D&AD Awards, Type Directors Club, and Communication Arts. She has served on the board of AIGA/NY, and is currently a United States country delegate for ATypI. Her corporate clients have included Adidas, Fisher-Price, Fox Networks, Google, Warner Bros, and Uber, and her past work includes collaborations with Apple, IDEO, McCann, and Trollbäck + Co. Courses she’s written and taught include Publication Design, Design for Understanding, Typography: Reading and Looking, Manufacturing Luck, and Nonlinear Narratives: the Future of Money.