Ellen Lupton is Senior Curator of Contemporary Design at Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum and founding director of the Graphic Design MFA at Maryland Institute College of Art. Lupton’s curated exhibitions include The Senses: Design Beyond Vision, Beauty, How Posters Work, and Beautiful Users. Her books on design process include Thinking with Type, Graphic Design Thinking, Graphic Design: The New Basics, Type on Screen, and Design Is Storytelling. She received the AIGA Gold Medal for Lifetime Achievement in 2007 and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. New projects include Extra Bold, a feminist career guide for designers.
Andy Campbell is a historian, critic, and curator of art and design. His work examines the intersections of identity-based political movements/communities and visual and material cultures. Campbell’s book Queer X Design: 50 Years of Signs, Symbols, Banners, Logos, and Graphic Art of LGBTQ is the first-ever illustrated history of the iconic designs that have shaped contemporary queer politics. His writings have also appeared in Artforum, Aperture, and Terremoto, and he is an Assistant Professor of Critical Studies at the University of Southern California.
The UNLV Department of Art is fortunate to host cutting edge artists, designers, and art historians. These inspiring creative leaders visit the campus to engage with students.