Bridget is an established artist, designer, and educator who adapts to and works with numerous design disciplines. She continues to explore the dynamic relationship between the professional visual communicator and the studio artist—a commitment to the whole equation of communication arts—the passions of an artist, the skills of a communicator, and the problem-solving methods of a designer.


Bridget’s expertise in graphic design includes integrated marketing campaigns, print publications, poster design, brand development/logo design, and environmental graphics. She has worked in the design industry for over thirty years and continues to be involved in visual communications as an art director and project manager. 


She is a Professor and Chair of the Graphic and Media Design and the former Associate Provost of Academic Affairs at Marymount University.  A member of Marymount’s faculty since 2001, she served as Associate Provost of Academic Affairs and was a member of the SACSCOC Reaffirmation Leadership Team as the QEP Director. She has taught graphic design for over fifteen years and served as past Chair of the Graphic Design and Fine Arts Department. She has developed and run multiple study abroad courses in Greece and Glasgow, Scotland.


She earned an MFA in painting and communication design from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), Rochester, NY and a BFA degree at Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN. Bridget continues to be involved in the creative process through printmaking, painting, designing, drawing, and teaching. 


In 2016, she had a one woman show titled: Impressions...letterpress, monotype, and etchings at the Barry Gallery, Marymount University. Bridget continues to have her artwork juried into national, state and regional exhibits such as the 2020 Bank of the Arts National Juried Exhibition; Craven Arts Council; New Bern, NC, Art League, Alexandria, VA and The Charles H. Taylor Arts Center, Virginia Artists Juried Exhibitions, Hampton, VA.  She won the Award of Distinction in Printmaking at the Charles H. Taylor Arts Center’s Virginia Artists 2014 Exhibition.


Professor Murphy is active in community service. She is a member of AIGA and UCDA and serves on the Board of the Skopelos Foundation for the Arts, Skopelos, Greece.  Bridget grew up in Washington, D.C. and currently lives in Alexandria, Virginia.

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