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 David  Richardson

David Richardson

Associate Professor of Art - Graphic Design

Office: 2818 - DFAC
Email: drichardson@eiu.edu
Website: http://ux1.eiu.edu/~drichardson


1990 Bachelor of Arts, English and Journalism, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
Summer 2003 Scuola Internationale di Graphica, Venice, Italy
2004 Master of Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

Professional Organizations

2009-present, Eastern Illinois University, Assistant Professor – Graphic Design
2009, Indiana University, Adjunct Instructor – Graphic Design
2004-2008, Southern Utah University, Assistant Professor – Graphic Design


Graphic design, with an emphasis on interactive media and motion graphics. Original video-narratives and experimental "video-poems".

Selected Conference Presentations

Selected Presentations and Exhibitions


“21 Instructions Before The Retreat Begins,” an original video-poem, designed during summer of 2013 and juried into Liberated Words II, an international poetry film festival, to be screened October 2013, in Bristol, U.K.

“The Mantis Shrimp” published in the online journal, The Atticus Review (atticusreview.org), June 2013.

“Simplifying the Complexities of Interactive Design,” peer-reviewed presentation at the national University & College Designers Association (UCDA)’s Design Education Summit, Chattanooga, TN; May 20, 2013.

“Toward A Hybrid Process: Integrating Analog and Digital Techniques into 2D Foundations,” peer-reviewed presentation at postHaus, 34th Biennial conference for Foundations in Art: Theory and Education (FATE), at The Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia; April 4-6, 2013

“The Mantis Shrimp” curated into and screened at The Body Electric Poetry Film Festival in Fort Collins, Colorado, May 4, 2013; and the group show Graphic Content at the Jacoby Art Center in Alton, Illinois, March 1 – April 6, 2013.


“The Mantis Shrimp” featured on “Moving Poems: The Best Poetry Videos on the Web,” movingpoems.com, October 2012; and featured on The 22 Magazine’s blog, the22blog.com, Dec. 6, 2012.

“True Mixed Bag: Great Successes and Stunning Failures with Digital Foundation Projects,” a peer-reviewed presentation at Mid-America College Art Association Conference, Detroit; October 3-6, 2012

“The Mantis Shrimp” curated into the international show, “Liberated Words,” at MIX XII, Conference On Merging Intermedia, Pound Arts Centre, Bath Spa University, Corsham, UK, July 17, 2012

“One Part Wood Type, One Part CSS: A Proposal to Blend Traditional Typographic Methods with New Code,” peer-reviewed session presentation at Catch 22: University and College Designers Association’s Annual Design Education Summit; Blacksburg, Virginia, May 2012

“Make Things Move: Integrating Simple Motion Design into 2D Foundations Projects” peer-reviewed session presentation at the 12th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities 2012; Honolulu, Hawaii, January 2012


“Make Things Move: Integrating Simple Motion Design into 2D Foundations Projects,” peer-reviewed presentation at OnStream: FATE/MACAA (Foundations in Art: Theory and Practice/Mid-America College Art Association) Biennel conference 2011; St. Louis, March 2011

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