Ellen Lupton (*1963) is a writer, curator, educator, and designer. She holds the Betty Cooke and William O. Steinmetz Design Chair at MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art) in Baltimore, where she has authored numerous books on design processes. She serves as a senior curator at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City where she curated exhibitions such as Herbert Bayer: Bauhaus Master, Face Values: Understanding A.I., The Senses: Design Beyond Vision, Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial, How Posters Work, and Beautiful Users. Lupton was named a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences in 2019.