Design education and educators have more influence than ever on the fast-changing shape of design, media and culture. This is certainly true of the 2018 group…
VERMONT COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS Nikki Juen is an artist, designer, and educator interested in the spaces where these practices overlap. She is Co-Chair of the MFA in Graphic Design at Vermont College of Fine Arts and an instructor in the Division of Experimental and Foundation Studies at Rhode Island School of Design. In Juen’s […]
MFA DESIGN FOR SOCIAL INNOVATIONSCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS (SVA) Cheryl Heller is the Founding Chair of the MFA Design for Social Innovation at the School of Visual Arts. Since its launch in 2014, DSI at SVA has attracted students from twenty-eight countries and graduated over one hundred alums now working as change leaders in industry, […]
KANBAR COLLEGE OF DESIGN, ENGINEERING & COMMERCE | JEFFERSON Frank Baseman is the Director of, and Professor in, the Graphic Design Communication program at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University), where he has taught since 1998. In 2007, he was awarded Philadelphia University’s Innovation in Teaching Award. Work produced by his students has been […]
SCHOOL OF ADVERTISING ART (SAA) Jessica Barry is a 1997 graduate of the School of Advertising Art (SAA), holds a BA in management from Antioch University Midwest, and has been recognized as an award-winning educator and creative director. Jessica has served as President of SAA since 2007, overseeing all operations of the college and, in […]
ACADEMY OF ART UNIVERSITY Thomas McNulty has served as a brand and package design consultant for over 30 years in United States and in Europe, and has been teaching at Academy of Art University in San Francisco since 1991. He has worked with various industry powerhouses over the course of his career, including renowned designer […]
TYLER SCHOOL OF DESIGN Dermot Mac Cormack is an educator, designer, and writer, living in Philadelphia. After graduating from The National College of Art & Design in Ireland, he worked at Kilkenny Design Workshops before working in various design studios in Dublin. In the mid-1980’s he moved to Philadelphia where he was hired as a […]
SHILLINGTON EDUCATION Anthony Wood is Global Managing Director of Shillington Education, a fast-paced, immersive design school with campuses in New York, London, Manchester, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. He is an award-winning designer and educator — originally from Sydney, via London and currently based in New York — who loves design for its ability to change […]
COLLEGE OF THE ARTS | KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY Carole Maugé-Lewis, tenured professor in the College of the Arts at Kennesaw State University, boasts an impressive record of teaching excellence. For the past 23 years she has been the driving force in developing the Graphic Communication concentration in the School of Art and Design at Kennesaw […]
AUBURN UNIVERSITY Robert Finkel was born and raised in Birmingham AL He attended Rhodes College in Memphis TN where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Sociology concentrating in cultural anthropology and sociological theory. He is a graduate of the Portfolio Center and in 2011 received a Master of Fine Arts from the […]
ANTOINETTE WESTPHAL COLLEGE OF MEDIA, ARTS & DESIGNDREXEL UNIVERSITY A native of Hirosaki, Japan, Shushi studied Graphic Design at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and the Allgemeine Gewerbeschule in Basel. Her ongoing design research projects — visual translation of cultural ideas — focuses on gesture, form, and type compositions and is based on […]
ROBERTSON SCHOOL OF MEDIA AND CULTURE VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY Jay Adams is an Assistant Professor in advertising at the Robertson School of Media and Culture at VCU. He currently teaches portfolio and campaigns courses with heavy emphasis on design and art direction and has led student teams to win numerous AAF ADDY awards on the […]
PENNSYLVANIA COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN Pam Barby is an Assistant Professor and Chair of the Graphic Design Department at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design. Influenced by her grandfather, a painter in Lancaster PA, Pam developed a love for art and design at a young age. Expanding her influences and passion for design began […]
Design education and educators have more influence than ever on the fast-changing shape of design, media and culture. In this spirit, GDUSA presents its “2017 Educators To Watch.”
Mary Scott recently became Director Emeritus of Academy of Art University’s School of Graphic Design.
Phil Hamlett is the Director of the School of Graphic Design at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
Jason Fox began his teaching career as a part-time professor in 2000 while working as a creative manager and illustrator in the dental industry.
Keetra Dean Dixon is a designer whose work inhabits speculative terrain, leveraging emergent technologies and process-focused making.
Cindy Buckley Koren has worked with clients like AT&T, Global Finance and Runner’s World Magazine and lives in Upstate NY in order to teach and raise her family.
Cate Roman is an accomplished educator, designer, and storyteller whose work in education and for private clients spans more than 20 years.
Courtney Hurst-Windham is an Associate Professor of Graphic Design in the School of Industrial + Graphic Design at Auburn University.
James Goggin is a graphic designer and educator from London via Sydney, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Auckland, Arnhem, and Chicago.
Renee Stevens is an award-winning motion and interactive designer, educator, and public speaker currently living in Syracuse, NY.
Meaghan A. Dee is an Assistant Professor and Chair of the Visual Communication Design Program at Virginia Tech.
GDUSA’s educated, informed, but admittedly subjective selection of our favorite graphic design schools across the US.
The Philadelphia University Design Workshop had a strong showing in the 2015 University and College Designers Association’s 45th Annual Design Competition.
In celebration of GDUSA‘s 50th Anniversary we have conducted a multitude of surveys on the state of design. This time around we turn our attention to education.
I am a graphic designer but I am also a mom. My two worlds don’t often collide but every once in a while they do. This was the case with a recent identity program I created for changethestakes.org. You can read their complete manifesto but in short the organization is comprised of a growing group of […]
In our last edition, GDUSA ran its annual Students To Watch feature. The students were so interesting — and so many readers have asked to learn more about the schools which have nurtured them — that we have whipped up a roundup of the institutions represented — as well as a handful of other favorites. […]