Malka has been a branding consultant and creative director / graphic designer for 30+ years. She is a change agent for design, working with non-profit organizations, mind-body-spirit-yoga healing, the arts, medical, corporate, entertainment, and educational environments. She designs both print and web communication materials for local, national, and international clients focusing on brand design visibility.
Malka designs with discernment. She's a seer. A problem solver. A change agent. An adept listener and thinker. She's engaged in social issues. She supports human rights and the dignity of all people. These principles were integrated into her design teaching methodology to enrich her students' academic education. Malka was a design professor for 20 years and taught at Philadelphia College of Textiles & Science (now Thomas Jefferson University), Minneapolis College of Art and Design, University of Minnesota, and Art Center College of Design in Switzerland; the former sister school to the internationally acclaimed college in Pasadena, CA.
Malka was a former Vice President Board Member of AIGA Philadelphia, the premier professional organization for designers. She was the curator of Silence at the Paley Design Center in Philadelphia, an exhibition exploring sustainable and socially responsible design. She was one of twenty-four recipients of the award winning juried Poetry in Motion competition to create a poster incorporating poetry displayed in SEPTA buses, trains and trolleys (Philadelphia transit). The event was co-sponsored by the Philadelphia chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) and the Poetry Society of America. Malka also created an installation space for Remembrance and Healing at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, MN for World AIDS Day. She has written and performed at the Southern Theater in Minneapolis in conjunction with the Walker Art Center, The Playwright’s Center and Patrick’s Cabaret.
As a child Malka would draw for hours, creating colorful, lush images of birds and other entities. These childhood endeavors grew into her passion to study fine art, graphic design, photography and cross-cultural communication in her undergraduate and graduate education. She presently lives in New Mexico.