BA, University of Vermont
MS, Pratt Institute
2020–21 FIT Faculty Excellence Award
Christina Lyons is the department chairperson and an associate professor in FIT's Exhibition and Experience Design program.
Lyons was previously the Director of the Graphic Design Department at Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership. She was also a senior designer at Poulin + Morris. She has worked on numerous exhibition and experience design projects such as the Muzeiko: Children’s Museum (Sofia, Bulgaria), New York Historical Society, the Sony Wonder Technology Lab, the Aileron Center for Entrepreneurial Education, the Rochester Museum and Science Center, Batsto Historic Village, the National Track and Field Hall of Fame, Monkey King at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan, Off the Wall for the Society for Experiential Graphic Design at the AIGA gallery, the America: Now + Here traveling exhibit, the Live Work : Skyline Street exhibition at the Center for Architecture, and many more branding, marketing and exhibition experiences.
Lyons has been a member of the Society for Experiential Graphic Design (SEGD) Board of Directors since 2016 and she is chair of the SEGD Academic Task Force. Recent publication contributions include Theory and Practice of Motion Design: Critical Perspectives and Professional Practice and the Society for Experiential Graphic Design. Recent speaking engagements include the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums, Society for Experiential Graphic Design Academic Summit, X-LAB, and National Association for Interpretation.
In 2021 Lyons was the recipient of the FIT Faculty Excellence Award. Lyons holds a Master's degree in Communication Design from Pratt Institute and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Vermont. She has been teaching at FIT since 2010.