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Li  Hertzi

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Li  Hertzi
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Johnson Center 216

Visiting Instructor, Artist in Residence

Li Hertzi is an Artist in Residence in graphic arts, comics, drawing and 2D and 3D design at Malone University. She has more than 25 years of experience in the fields of graphic design, illustration and teaching.  She received her BFA in Graphic Design and Illustration from Kent State University and studied at Parsons School of Design and The New School in New York City.  She holds a certificate in web design and technology from Colorado University at Boulder and is becoming a certified Adobe Educator.

Hertzi founded LiHertzi Design in 1995 specializing in surface design for the cycling and sportswear industries for such clients as: The US Postal Team (designed the jersey worn by Lance Armstrong in his first winning Tour De France race), Kelty, Spyder, Dude Girl, Merrill Lynch and scores of teams world wide.  Her focus changed to publishing after 911 and she worked with many authors and publishing houses including Quarry, Rockport, Primedia, and InJoy Video where she shifted again, to illustration and animation.  Li Hertzi Design currently has a varied client list and though still focused on Design and Illustration is delving into web-based technologies and character development. 

Throughout her career she has focused on giving back through teaching, starting with ceramics at Interlochen Arts Academy while still a student, assistant teaching at Parsons, designing curriculum for Artful Living, Ten10Best, Akron University, Colorado University, Nestledown studios and now, Malone University.  

Li is the author and illustrator of the book: Art Doll Adventures: Exploring Projects and Processes through Cultural Traditions and her work has been featured in group and one man shows from NYC to San Diego, CA.  She is the author and creator of a line of cloth doll patterns based on Paleolithic Era sculptures.

Photo by Caylie Mindling


  • B.F.A. in Studio Art/Graphic Design from Kent State University.

Teaching Assignments

  • ART 232 - 2D Design
  • ART 271 - Digital Design: Adobe Suite
  • ART 303 - Studio Experiences in 3D Design
  • ART 304 - Introduction to Drawing
  • ART 321 - Graphics: Digital Typography
  • ART 323 - Graphics: Visual Design
  • ART 325 - Cartoons, Comics, and Graphic Novels
  • ART 342 - Life Drawing
  • ART 381 - Tie Dye and Batik
  • ART 423 - TraDigital Illustration
  • ART 425 - Animation and Illustration
  • ART 433 - Advanced Visual Design
  • ART 435 - Digital Sculpting