Patrick Dooley

Professor of Design
Visual Communication Design
AIGA KC Fellow
Primary office:
Chalmers Hall
Room 324G


Patrick Dooley received a BFA in 1975 and MFA in 1978 from the University of Iowa. From 1980 to 1989 he worked for the J. Paul Getty Museum and J. Paul Getty Trust, as designer and eventually, design manager.

After leaving the Getty, from 1989 to 1993 he headed his own design firm in Los Angeles and taught graphic design at the Otis Art institute of Parsons School of Design. He joined KU in 1993. He continues to work actively in the field of visual communications, primarily for arts and educational organizations.

His past clients include the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art; Princeton University Press; UCLA; and the Walt Disney Company. He has received over 70 national design awards to his credit, including those from The American Institute of Graphic Arts; Communication Arts Society; Print magazine; The New York Art Directors Club; and the New York Type Directors Club.

2008: Sappi Fine Paper's Ideas That Matter program

2003: Fulbright Scholar Program: Senior Scholar Award. Awarded fellowship for the Spring/Summer 2003 to lecture at the Fachhochschule, Trier, Germany.

2003: Phi Beta Delta the Honor Society for International Scholars. Initiated as a member of the KU chapter for my work in Study Abroad programs in Germany and England.

1997: Gretchen Von Bloom Budig Teaching Professorship,The University of Kansas. Chosen by department colleagues for excellence in teaching. $5,000 cash award.

Professor Patrick Dooley has received over eighty awards from the following groups for excellence in design and art direction. Work has appeared in publications/annuals indicated(*).

American Association of Museums
The American Federation of Arts
The American Institute of Graphic Arts*
Art Directors Club of Los Angeles*
Art Directors Club of New York*
The Art Museum Association of America
The Association of American University Presses*
Bookbuilders West*
Communication Arts Magazine*
New York Type Directors Club*
Photo Design Magazine*
Print Magazine*
Printing Industries of America*
Typographers International Association
University and College Designers Association
Collections (selected) Work in permanent public collections
American Institute of Graphic Art National Design Archives
Columbia University, New York
Rare Book and Manuscripts Collection
Documenta Archiv, Kassel Germany
Museum of Modern Art, New York, Rare and Artists Books Collection (collaborative project)
Spencer Museum of Art,
University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Print Collection (collaborative project)
Columbia University, New York, Rare Book and Manuscripts Collection.
Documenta Archiv, Kassel Germany.
Museum of Modern Art, New York, Rare Books Collection (Collaborative project).
Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, Print Collection (Collaborative project).

Students have received over 100 regional/national/international awards from the following competitions and publications for work done in my classes. Work has appeared in publications/annuals indicated(*). Check out some of the student awards here.
The American Institute of Graphic Arts Kansas City Chapter Competition*
Creative Convocation Magazine*
Creative Summit Show
Creative Quarterly Magazine*
Dallas Society of Visual Communicators Student Exhibition
Graphis Magazine New Talent Gold Award*
Heart & Hands National Juried Book Art Exhibition
The Kansas City Art Director Club Addys
Print Magazine’s International Student Cover Design Competition