Christopher Previte

Associate Professor of Social Media and Emergent Technologies

Christopher Previte Bio Photo


BFA in Illustration – Massachusetts College of Art and Design, 1994
MFA in Graphic Design – Vermont College of Fine Arts, 2015


Courses Taught
  • Intro to the Adobe Creative Suite
  • Digital Illustration and Vector Graphics
  • Digital Image Creation (Intro to Advanced)
  • Senior Portfolio
  • Experience Design (UX) and Web Design
  • Concept Development
  • Graphic Design Studio
  • Typography
Research Interests & Expertise Areas

Research Interests:

  • Impermanence in Design
  • Narrative Storytelling
  • Human Centered Design

Areas of Expertise:

  • Image Creation
  • Identity Design
  • Design Software
  • Concept Development

Honors & Awards

2007Creativity in Marketing Award – Lexington Chamber of Commerce

Publications and Presentations

2016: Discussant, Comics and Democracy Panel; Newton South High School, Newton, MA

2016: Alice and the Moons | A journey to the moon and back; Massachusetts Independent Comics Exposition, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA

2016: Guest Speaker, "The Value of Impermanence in Design"; 20th Future of Health Technology Summit at MIT, Cambridge, MA

2015: I Like You Better on Wednesdays | An exploration of comics, storytelling, and
the impermanence of life; Blend, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpellier, VT

2014: Guest Speaker, "The Value of Impermanence in Design"; Boston UX Design Conference, Cambridge MA

2005: Graphic Design Workshop; International Cyberarts Festival, Boston MA


  • 2012-2013: Curriculum Committee, New England Institute of Art
  • 2011: Tee Shirt Design, Lexington Education Foundation Annual Trivia Bee, Lexington MA
  • 2010: Fund Raising Promotional Campaign, Pan Mass Challenge, Lexington MA
  • 2006: Quarterly Publication Design, Munroe Center for the Arts, Lexington MA
  • 2003-2005: Curriculum Committee, Katharine Gibbs College