Liss Couch-Edwards ’07

Liss Couch-Edwards '07

Graphic Designer and Digital Media Manager



B.A., Mount Holyoke College
M.F.A., University of Hartford

Liss graduated from Walker’s in 2007, and after earning her B.A. in Art History and Film Studies from Mount Holyoke College, she joined Walker’s Visual and Performing Arts faculty. She holds an M.F.A. in Illustration from The University of Hartford’s Hartford Art School. Liss later worked as the graphic designer at Hartford Stage, a Tony Award-winning theatre company, and has been a freelance graphic designer for many schools, non-profits, and small businesses in New England. She returned to Walker’s in 2022 as a member of the Communications and Marketing department. Liss lives on campus with her husband, John Monagan, Walker’s Interim Athletic Director and History faculty, and their daughter.

What other roles do you hold on campus?

Middle School Advisor

What is your favorite place on campus?

The chapel holds a special place in my heart because my husband and I were married there!

What was your favorite subject when you were in middle or high school?

I discovered my love for art history in my AP European History class at Walker’s and my interest in graphic design while on the yearbook staff. I became deeply passionate about both subjects and they led me to my career as a graphic designer and illustrator.

Notable Awards & Publications

The Murray Tinkelman Award for Illustration, The University of Hartford’s Hartford Art School

Liss’s poster for Hartford Stage’s production of The Comedy of Errors was featured in The New York Times’s “Behind the Poster” column.