Kristen Spilman is a Design Director at Dropbox where she leads a multi-disciplinary team of creatives who focus on defining the essence and voice of the Dropbox brand. The team drives design development for in-product brand and external communications, in addition to setting creative direction for major marketing campaigns. Before joining Dropbox, Kristen was a faculty member at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) where she taught advanced design and typography courses at the undergraduate level. Prior to MICA, she was a Design Partner at Pentagram where she worked with Abbott Miller on numerous design projects ranging from corporate identity, editorial, exhibitions, to web and mobile design for a range of cultural institutions. Her work has been featured in numerous design publications and exhibitions and has received awards from the Art Directors Club, Type Directors Club, AIGA 50 Books, Society of Publication Designers, Print Regional Design Annual, and I.D. Annual Design Review. Kristen received her BFA in Graphic Design from Boston University in 2001, and her MFA in Graphic Design from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in 2005.