Lucille Tenazas is the principal and creative force behind Tenazas Design, a San Francisco-based communication, graphics, and design firm founded in 1985. Her work, spanning 20 years, lies between the rigor of design and the freedom of art and achieves an effective symbiosis of rationality and creativity. Tenazas’s interests in language and the relationships between meaning, form, and content have produced elegantly layered and beautifully composed designs. Her clients include the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Chronicle Books, Golden Gate National Parks Association and the San Francisco National Airport. Tenazas also teaches and chairs the newly established MFA program in Design at the California College of Arts and Crafts.