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Deny Ehrlich

Deny Ehrlich


  • Master of Science in Graphic Design, Pratt Institute
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Toronto

About Deny

Deny Ehrlich is a graphic designer and educator. The principal of Deny Ehrlich Branding, Deny has over 30 years of both international and local experience backed by well-respected academic credentials (a Master’s in Graphic Design from Pratt Institute).

She has also been an instructor of graphic design and advertising for 20 years, working at both the Art Institute of Portland and the Art Institute of California–San Diego, developing curricula and teaching classes ranging from concept development to branding and package design to collateral materials.

Deny Ehrlich Branding offers a unique combination of spark and expertise to help uncover the story behind your brand. Deny Ehrlich Branding can identify what works and what doesn’t – and WHY, ensuring that clients move in the right direction. This is what Deny brings to every classroom and every student’s understanding. Her wealth of experience has given her an understanding of how to develop focused strategies & practices, moving effectively from concept to actualization.

Deny has the ability to excite and motivate others. Her students say that her extensive background as a graphic designer has greatly helped them to understand and learn the skills necessary for successful integration into today’s design industry.

Denise Homme, Ph.D.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Minnesota
  • Master of Arts, University of Minnesota
  • Bachelor of Arts in Design, North Dakota State University

About Denise

I have practiced interior design professionally since 1969, and over the past forty-plus years, have taught a wide range of interior design courses at the university level. Because I value giving back to the design community, I have spoken and lectured on the subject of the design of the interior environment at many universities, community colleges, professional conferences, and other academic and personal enrichment venues throughout the United States. My past experiences as an educator and interior design program administrator, along with my years of experience as a CIDA accreditation site visitor and Team Leader, a member of a special CIDA Task Force and as a CIDA Program Consultant, has provided me with a rich perspective into the analysis and development of interior architecture and design curricula.

I consider myself an avid travel enthusiast, a perpetual student, and a devotee of material culture studies. Wanting to share these experiences with students and others, my academic study abroad has allowed me to author several popular press articles for the online design newsletter Plinth & Chintz. (

Professionally, I have participated in design competitions and have been honored with first place awards for my creative work. In addition to earning graduate degrees in Interior Design, I have been qualified as a professional member of ASID, IIDA, IDEC and have been certified by the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) since 1982.