Hilary Dana Walrod is Chair of the Department of Fine + Performing Arts and an Associate Professor of Graphic Design + Digital Media at Colby-Sawyer College in New London, New Hampshire. She is the 2016 recipient of the Jack Jensen Award for Excellence in Teaching, the college's highest teaching award. With a small faculty/staff team, she also received two rounds of funding from the Davis Educational Foundation Innovation Grant to develop the Sustainable Learning Initiative at Franklin Falls, a model for a new experiential learning partnership.
Through both teaching and design, Hilary aims to move people. She is committed to both independent and client-based design projects that support things she cares about deeply: arts, community, education, environment, farms, food, health, and place. She has had her work in environmental graphics, identity design, and editorial design recognized and awarded in regional, national, and international design competitions.
Hilary received her MFA in Studio Art: Graphic Design from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where she began her ongoing work related to food, including the research and design of a series of seasonal calendars of local foods for various locales. She received her BA in Studio Art and Environmental Studies from Williams College, where she received the Robert F. Rosenburg Award for Excellence in Environmental Studies.