Professor Jeremy Shellhorn, M.G.D.

School of Architecture & Design - Design
Associate Professor
Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives
Primary office:
Marvin Hall
Room 200
University of Kansas
1465 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence, KS 66045
Second office:
Strong Hall
Room 145


Teaching Interests

  • Design Thinking
  • Graphic Design
  • Interpretation
  • Information Design
  • Branding
  • Motion Graphics, Typography

Research Interests

  • Design Thinking
  • Graphic Design
  • Interpretation
  • Information Design
  • Branding
  • Motion Graphics, Typography

Selected Presentations

Shellhorn, J. . (12/21/2015 - 04/04/2016). Wondering Waysides: Applying Design Thinking and Making Methods to the Wayside Experience. NAI (National Association for Interpretation) International Conference. Wellington, New Zealand. Available Here

Jeremy Shellhorn is an Associate Professor of Visual Communication Design at the University of Kansas in the School of Architecture, Design and Planning. Prior to KU he was a professor at Herron School of Art and Design, Indiana University in Indianapolis and even prior to that an Art Director at EAT Advertising + Design in Kansas City. He graduated from University of Kansas, with a BFA in 1999 and from North Carolina State University, in Raleigh with a Master of Design degree in 2003. 

His clients and collaborators have included the Family Medicine Research Division at the KU Medical Center, CReSIS (Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets), Rocky Mountain National Park, Kansas Beef Council, Sunflower Broadband, Bushnell Performance Optics, Association of Indiana Museums, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City Art Institute, Organized Living and Butler Manufacturing. He has also donated his time and design work to several charitable organizations including the Central Exchange, AIGA, Social Service League, Watkins History Museum and The Urban League. His work has been recognized by the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), Print Magazine, University and College Designers Association, Graphic Design USA, National Science Foundation, CASE and the Advertising Club of Kansas City.

In 2012 he was awarded the Golden Apple from the Dallas Society of Visual Communication for outstanding teaching. Besides his applied professional design work, his current research is in the areas of cognition and culture as they relate to design artifacts. Jeremy explores strategies for designing experiences and artifacts that facilitate engagement, understanding and learning. Simply put, he loves to make things (artifacts, experiences, systems) that make ideas easier for people to understand and act upon…especially for folks that might have language or learning barriers.

Interviews, Articles, Links...
Jeremy Shellhorn's teaching portfolio you can check out some of his class projects and here.

Vimeo page: video projects by Jeremy or projects done by his students.

Wallstreet Journal: USDA's food plate: looks great, less filling


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