Department of Art and Art History Special Programs

Design Lecture Series

Nationally and internationally known designers and critics visit the department every fall and spring semester to lecture, meet with graduate students for seminars and critiques, and run workshops with undergraduate students. Lectures are free and open to the public.

Spring 2013

Paul Elliman
London-based Designer/Artist
Sirens Taken for Wonders

David Shields
Chair, Department of Graphic Design, Virginia Commonwealth University
Love Among the Ruins: A Conspectus of Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Wood Type

Past Lectures

2010–2011
  • Chris Pullman (Graphic Designer – Boston)
  • Sigi Moeslinger and Masamichi Udagawa (Cross-Disciplinary Designers – New York)
  • Rick Griffith (Typographer and Graphic Designer – Denver)
  • Karrie Jacobs (Critic and Urbanist – New York)
  • David Reinfurt (Graphic Design, Writer, Editor – New York)
2009–2010
  • Jim Walker (Sustainability Expert – Austin)
  • Nancy Sharon Collins (Typographer and Graphic Designer –New Orleans)
  • Andrew Donoho (Software Designer and Consultant – Austin)
  • Jesse Vogler and Szu-Han Ho (Designers – Chicago)
  • Justine Nagan (Film Director – Chicago)
  • Jakob Trollbäck (Motion Designer – New York)
  • Craig Eliason (Type Historian – St. Paul)
  • Margo Halverson (Graphic Designer – Portland, Maine)
  • Jett Butler (Cross-Disciplinary Designer – Austin, Texas)
  • Gever Tully (Author and Educator – California)