Monique is a Cherokee Nation citizen from Harrah, Oklahoma. She is a mother, graphic designer, and educator. Monique received her MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She received her BFA from and teaches Graphic Design as an Assistant Professor at the University of Central Oklahoma’s School of Design. Her Design practice revolves around her love for Cherokee: rivercane baskets, visual language, traditional plants, language, and typography. This work led Monique into the world of type design, culminating in a Cherokee syllabary typeface called Kamama, inspired by and designed for use in Cherokee basket and mat weaving and digitally
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