Laural Hartman

Laural Hartman

Laural Hartman is a lecturer in NTID’s Visual Communications Studies Department, teaching core courses such as Drawing and Principles of Design and Color.

Born and raised in the Los Angeles area, Hartman graduated from RIT/NTID in 2005 with a BFA in illustration and went on to earn a master’s degree in NTID’s master of science program in secondary education of students who are deaf or hard of hearing in 2007.

After graduating from RIT/NTID, Hartman moved to San Francisco where she bought an antique press and established her own letterpress shop, Dirty Beard Press. Prior to moving back to Rochester, she taught high school at The Learning Center for the Deaf (now Marie Philips School) in Framingham, Massachusetts.

Her custom work has been exhibited at The Berkeley Art Center, the Minna Gallery in San Francisco and the Delaplaine Gallery in Frederick, Maryland.

She enjoys participating in craft and trade shows, being a member of the letterpress community and hiking with her sheepdogs.

This story appeared in the Spring/Summer 2015 issue of FOCUS Magazine.

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