Professor Jeremy Shellhorn, M.G.D.

School of Architecture & Design - Design
Associate Professor
Chairperson, Design Department
Primary office:
Marvin Hall, 317
University of Kansas
1465 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence, KS 66045


Summary

Jeremy Shellhorn is an Associate Professor of Design at the University of Kansas. Prior to this appointment, Jeremy taught visual communication design at Herron School of Art and Design, Indiana University. In 2012 he was awarded the Golden Apple award for excellence in teaching by The Dallas Society of Visual Communication. Recently, he was named the 2013 Byron Shutz award winner for teaching at KU. His design work, research and teaching has been recognized by the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), Fast Company, Kottke.org, University and College Designers Association (UCDA), Print Magazine, Graphic Design USA, the Ad Club of Kansas City, National Science Foundation, Wall Street Journal and the U.S. National Park Service.

Besides his applied design practice, his current research is in the areas of cognition & culture as they relate to design artifacts. Jeremy is particularly interested in exploring strategies for designing experiences that facilitate engagement, understanding and learning in the public space, using information design and motion design.

“As a graphic designer I give meaningful visual form to content in a variety of media: on screen and in print, from very small hand held experiences to interactive 3D environments, from logos to books, from posters to websites. But what identifies me most uniquely as a designer with expertise in visual communication or graphic design is my ability to communicate specific messages to specific audiences through the thoughtful and artistic manipulation of that visual form: words and pictures, structures and systems.

Simply put, as a designer, I create ways to turn existing situations into preferred ones; as an educator, I create connections between what students know and what they want to know; and as a graphic designer, I create ways to visually communicate ideas.”

Jeremy graduated from University of Kansas with a BFA degree (1999) in Graphic Design and from North Carolina State University, Raleigh with a Master of Graphic Design degree (2002).

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 Work

Selected Presentations

Shellhorn, J. (12/21/2015 - 4/4/2016). Wondering Waysides: Applying Design Thinking and Making Methods to the Wayside Experience. NAI (National Association for Interpretation) International Conference. Wellington, New Zealand. http://www.interpnet.com/nai/interp/Events/NAI_International_Conference/...

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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