Kristin Hughes holds an MFA in Visual Communication from Virginia Commonwealth University and a BFA in Illustration from Syracuse University. She has also studied at Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and at Yale University’s workshop in Brissago, Switzerland.
Hughes is an Associate Professor in the School of Design at Carnegie Mellon University. Her work focuses on design as a catalyst for community and civic engagement. Hughes designs products and processes that allow participants to shape their learning space and sustain learning over time. Through game design, Hughes creates a powerful platform for uninhibited learning.