Professor of Graphic Design
Master of Arts in Illustration, Syracuse University
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design, Auburn University
I have been a design educator for over 30 years and in my personal work/research I have pursued collage and painting as an extension to my design work. Trained primarily as a publication designer it only seemed natural that I would turn to typography in my personal art work. This work has stemmed from some research I did as a designer a few years back when I was seeking to work in an analog manner with typography and collage. From this I continued to create collages and then began to replicate either the whole collage or a segment of it in gouache. It is an ongoing process, as I am still exploring both collage and painting simultaneously looking for ways to continue to explore typography, color and pattern.
I received a BFA in graphic design from Auburn University and an MA in illustration from Syracuse University. Currently, I am a Professor of Graphic Design at Auburn University teaching courses in Typography, Publication Design, Magazine Design, Illustration and Drawing. In addition, I work as a freelance designer/illustrator and as an artist in the mediums of collage, watercolor, gouache and acrylic.
Interest areas in research and practice:
Typography, Color, Pattern, Collage