Four full-time Graphic Design faculty from the Department of Visual Arts and Art History teach on the Davie campus. Currently, one full-time faculty person teaches on the Boca Raton campus. Additional instructors teach courses in Design and the Studio Arts.
VAAH Davie Graphic Design Faculty
MFA, Rhode Island School of Design
Camila Afanador earned her M.F.A in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2012. She was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia and holds a degree in Industrial Design from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. Through her work she investigates the broadening role of graphic design in documenting, collecting, telling stories, and enabling placemaking and participation. Working in different formats—books, print, websites, public art, video—she visualizes ideas and creates relationships between local and global realities. In addition to her personal body of work Camila has been a practicing designer since 2004 working on print and web projects for multiple clients. She worked as a web and editorial designer for the School of Architecture and Design in the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá and more recently for a branding and design firm in Boston, MA.
Associate Chair, Department of Visual Arts and Art History
MFA, University of Notre Dame
Stephanie Cunningham, Professor of Art in Graphic Design, B.F.A. Kansas City Art Institute, M.F.A. University of Notre Dame, has contributed to diverse design projects including Sharing Dreams in Cuba, the Urban Forest Project in Times Square and The Means by Which We Find Our Way in New Zealand. She is a past-president of AIGA Miami. She has been selected to present papers at design conferences including Future History, Schools of Thought, and Intent Content. Stephanie's work has been exhibited widely and recognized by a number of awards and acquisitions. Her work has appeared in publications including Prix Ars Electronica, The Computer in the Visual Arts, and Eye. Her design interests transcend formalism to explore issues of authorship and design as a cultural force.
Associate Dean, Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
MFA, Virginia Commonwealth University
Linda K. Johnson, Professor of Art in Graphic Design, focuses her creative research in the design of artist books. She received her B.F.A. from the University of Houston and M.F.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University. An interest in handmade papers, unique book structures, letterpress printing, and story-telling has fueled her imagination and provided content for bookworks for over a decade. She has received several awards including the National Museum for Women in the Arts: Book Artist Fellowship and the Florida Artists’ Book Prize. Her work is widely exhibited and resides in public and private collections including Tate Britain, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Harvard, Yale, UCLA, Sackner Archives of Concrete and Visual Poetry and many others.
Graphic Design Graduate Coordinator
MFA, Indiana University
Eric Landes, Assistant Professor of Art in Graphic Design, was born in the midwestern portion of the country. His B.F.A. is from the Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design and his M.F.A. is from Indiana University. He has taught a variety of courses from three-dimensional design to interactive media at a variety of colleges and universities. His own work is wide ranging in form and subject, but tends to seek to elucidate conditions and issues related to American culture—specifically those related to power and its expression in contemporary visual cultural.
VAAH Boca Raton Graphic Design Faculty
MFA, Washington University, St. Louis and University of Maryland
Tammy Knipp, Associate Professor of Art in Graphic Design, investigates the parallels between psychophysiology and interactive three-dimensional electronic media works that provoke both virtual and real experiences. Professor Knipp received her B.A. from Truman State University and M.F.A.s from Washington University and University of Baltimore Maryland. She has been included in several international and national juried exhibitions: SIGGRAPH; ISEA; ARS Electronica, Linz, Austria. She has presented several papers at numerous conferences including Eurographics, Milano, Italy and Informatics, Paris, France. Her projects have been published by IEE Computer Society; Eurographics Association and featured in Leonardo. She has received numerous awards including the South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship and was nominated for the Rockefeller Foundation New Media Fellowship 2003.
Senior Secretary, College of Arts and Letters