Debra Drodvillo began her association with the University of the Arts in 1993 as a visiting lecturer. Since 1996 she has been full-time Associate Professor and was Chairman of the Graphic Design department from 1999 through 2004.
After receiving her BFA from Cooper Union in New York, Debra Drodvillo worked for the graphic design studio deHarak and Poulin Associates from 1989-1991. She attended the Graphic Design Program at Yale University School of Art from which she graduated in 1993. From 1993-1996, she worked as a senior designer at several New York design studios, such as Bureau and Design Writing Research.
She was a founding member of the art collective, Class Action. In 1995 Debra established her own New York-based graphic design consulting firm, Notion Studio. Her work has been published in Print Magazine, Eye Magazine, I. D. Magazine, American Corporate Identity, Society of Publication Designers, the Type Directors Club of New York, Gilbert Paper Exquisite Corps, American Center for Design Statements, AIGA Annual No. 16, and From Suffragettes to She-Devils ( Liz MiQuiston, Phidon Books).