Originally from San Francisco, I spent just over 20 years in Southern California working as a graphic designer for leading museums including the LA Natural History Museum, Simon Norton Museum, UCLA Fowler & Hammer, and The Skirball Cultural Center. I also worked as a staff designer for the De young Museum in San Francisco before moving back down to Los Angeles for a Senior Design position with LA County. I worked with the MRCA / Parks & Recreation designing and overseeing all the interpretive signage, maps and educational material for greater LA for 5 years.


Throughout my career, I have worked as a freelance illustrator. My work has been featured in numerous national publications including LA Times, NPQ, The Nation, Utne Reader, Mix Magazine, Buzz Magazine and LA Weekly. Recently, I have expanded my design work to include package design, branding / identity and wine labels. All exciting niches that allow for a wider range of design projects and services as well as more creative freedom.

I have always split my creative time between the digital world of Communication Arts and my studio where I work on both personal + commissioned pieces. My flat files are filled with vintage wallpaper, collected food labels and random flea market treasures-all

of which informs, inspires and sources my work.


Beyond my professional work, I spend time harvesting our garden, recharging in nature and staying curious. I share my life with my partner Stephen and our 2 rescue pups at our new home in the Anderson Valley, California.




Rhode Island School of Design BFA Illustration 

American Film Institute MFA Production Design

Parsons School of Design, Paris




Creative Circle

Los Angeles / San Francisco


mcc design © 2020 martha cooley crawford

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