MFA, Western Michigan University
BA, Western Michigan University
Beckett has served as the Creative Director at Minor Design Group since 1987. The firm remains committed to the community. The client base includes a wide array of corporate and cultural institutions including museums, theatre and arts organizations; educational institutions and libraries; Fortune 500 companies and startup ventures, the architectural community; and public space environments. Beckett has received numerous design awards from AIGA, HOW, New York Type Director’s Club, Print, UCDA, STA 100, ADCH, and Texas Association of Museums. As an educator, Beckett presented design pedagogy at AIGA Schools of Thoughts I and 2 in L.A. and Intent/Content in Nashville. Writings on design education appear in Design Education In Progress: Process And Methodology, published and distributed by the VCU Center For Design Studies; Teaching Graphic Design: Course Offerings and Class Projects from the Leading Undergraduate and Graduate Programs, edited by Steven Heller, and the Academic Exchange Quarterly. Beckett served on the board of the Texas Chapter of the AIGA between 1990-1995 and on the founding board of AIGA Houston where she served as education chair from 1997-2001. Beckett has been co-honored as AIGA Houston’s first Fellow in 2007.