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The application period for the 2021–2022 Graphic Design & Marketing Fellowship with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation’s Marketing and Communication Department has now closed. Follow along on our social media for the next application cycle.

One graphic designer will be chosen to spend 12 months living and working at Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright’s sprawling desert masterpiece in Scottsdale, Arizona. The work will be a mix of both graphic design and marketing, including magazine design, environmental graphics, writing and editing, social media, and other projects related to the full spectrum of Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation programming.

Frank Lloyd Wright is America’s greatest architect, whose work was recently inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as the first modern architecture designation in the United States. His timeless legacy continues to advance the way we build and live by inspiring new generations of innovative thinkers. This legacy thrives at Taliesin West, Wright’s winter home and desert laboratory.

Throughout the Fellowship, the selected designer will be mentored by Michael Bierut of Pentagram. The Fellowship includes room and board at Taliesin West and an annual salary of $25,275, plus health benefits. The term may begin as soon as May 2021. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create in the same space where Frank Lloyd Wright reimagined architecture and gain insight and experience across a wide range of design concentrations.

How to Apply

  • One-page letter of interest

  • Résumé

  • One letter of recommendation

  • PDF portfolio: 5 projects, 5 pages
    Choose work that best showcases your design aesthetic and experiences working in different areas of design.

  • A BFA or MFA in graphic design (or related area) is required

Applicants must be highly independent, exceedingly creative, and love what they do.


Would you like to learn more about what it’s like to live and work on-site at Taliesin West?

Read 2019–2021 Graphic Design Fellow Rachel Minier’s firsthand account here:

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Designing the Icons for the Winter 2020 Quarterly Magazine

In the winter 2020 issue of the Frank Lloyd Wright Quarterly magazine, 2019–2021 Graphic Design Fellow Rachel Minier created unique icons for each of the eight Frank Lloyd Wright sites included in the 20th-Century Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, a group inscription of Wright sites to the UNESCO World Heritage List. Here she shares some insight into her design process

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