I’m a recovering political theorist turned graphic designer and design researcher and writer. I completed a PhD in political theory at Indiana University Bloomington in 2004, and earned an MFA in graphic design from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2015. I’m an assistant professor of graphic design in the Department of Art at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, where I teach and study typography, design research and methods, and design semiotics. I’ve contributed numerous type and book reviews to Typographica and Fonts in Use, and I’m writing a book on the principles and history of modular scripts. My experimental modular typeface Kast was a jury finalist in the 2016 >protoType competition. I’ve developed Kast into paper, photographic, print, and digital artifacts, and I make digital animations using Python and >Drawbot to investigate typographic representation and parametric/algorithmic/generative formal systems.
I live in Sugar Mountain, North Carolina, with my partner, >Miriam Martincic—a freelance illustrator and designer—and two miniature dachshunds, Oona and Henri.
>Curriculum vitae (.pdf)
Assistant Professor of Art in Graphic Design
Appalachian State University Box 32020
232 Herbert Wey Hall
731 Rivers St
Boone, NC 28608