Marilynn (Max) Almy

Dean, School of Digital Media


  • B.F.A., art, University of Nebraska, 1970
  • M.F.A., television, California College of Arts and Crafts, 1978


Professional clients include: Sony, NBC, ABC, CBS, HBO, FOX, PBS, MGM, WEA, Warner Bros, Paramount, Virgin, The History Channel, National Geographic, Walt Disney Imagineering, Entertainment Design Corporation, Prove Digital Marketing, Contour Entertainment, ROAR!, The Africa Channel, Design Island,, Hitachi, Lucent Technologies, Sun Microsystems, Thompson, Saatchi & Saatchi, Dentsu-Japan, GDTV China and Zhujiang TV China

Awards, recognitions and honors

  • Nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Main Title Design at Daytime Emmy Awards for "Beyond, with James Van Praagh," 2003
  • Academy of Television Arts & Sciences: Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Craft: Graphic Designers for "Front Page," 1993
  • Gold awards for Total Network Design from PromaxBDA
  • Silver medal from the Broadcast Promotions and Marketing Executives
  • Independent filmmaker’s grant awarded by the American Film Institute
  • Visual artist fellowship awarded by the National Endowment for the Arts
  • Honorary mention in interactive art category for an interactive art installation at the Prix Ars Electronica, 1994
  • SIGGRAPH 95, Gala opening night screening
  • Production awards and research grants from ORF-Austria, Sony Advanced Systems, Philips Interactive Media, Apple, PRG and 3M


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Title Design and Special Effects group

Publications and Presentations

Museum art exhibitions and screenings

  • Museum of Modern Art in New York
  • Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles
  • The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York
  • The New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York
  • The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
  • The Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris
  • The ICA/Boston Art Museum
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  • The Venice Biennale
  • Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art
  • The Denver Art Museum
  • The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
  • The World Wide Video Festival
  • The Berlin Film Festival
  • ArtFutura
  • The Dallas Film Festival


  • Reviewed in "Making Their Mark, Women Artists Move into the Mainstream, 1970–85" Abbeville Press, 1989
  • Reviewed in "Art/Women/ California, 1950-2000: Parallels and Intersections," University of California Press, 2002


  • "The Eighties: We’re switching over!", published in "Art of the 20th Century," Taschen, 1998
  • Interactive installations and artist presentations at Ars Electronica
  • Artist retrospective presentation at the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Video installations and artist presentations at the Stedelijk Museum of Art