Clifton Burt is a graphic designer. His work with academia is about communicating craft and design to a wide audience by using the tools that graphic design provides. He was a lead designer on two published books for the Museum of Contemporary Craft (75 Gifts for 75 Years, and Betty Feves: Generations). He also works as the primary graphic designer for the Rural Studio.
At Applied Craft+Design, his work with the graduate students primarily focuses on helping the students identify what aspects of their work should be amplified. This is accomplished by ongoing critical discussion and review and targets what he refers to as “logical extremes.”