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David Richardson, Associate Professor of Art - Graphic Design

Click here for faculty website and to view recent video work. You can also jump to Rocky Hill Studio for more portfolio/studuent work selections or to Dave Richardson Design's Vimeo channel. EIU graphic design Facebook page is here.

Frequently Taught Courses

Interactive and Motion Graphics 1–4, Introduction to Graphic Design


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-Bloomington, 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 film-poems.

Selected Conference Presentations

Selected Presentations and Exhibitions (updated 2016)


“Normalization of Deviance,” a film-poem, curated into “Utopia/Dystopia” international exhibition of films at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, Bath, Avon, UK; June 2, 2016

“Love’s River of Errors,”a film-poem, curated into the Rabbit Heart Poetry Film Festival at Nick’s Bar in Worcester, Massachusetts; October 22, 2016


“Normalization of Deviance,” a film-poem, screened at the EIU Faculty Show; November 5, 2015–January 10, 2016

“Normalization of Deviance,” a film-poem, presented by Charlotte Pence at Southern Festival of Books, Nashville, TN; October 9, 2015

“Normalization of Deviance,” a film-poem, presented by Charlotte Pence at Decatur Book Festival, Decatur, Georgia; September 5, 2015

“Normalization of Deviance,” a film-poem (written by Charlotte Pence, Assistant Professor of English, EIU), featured on, curated by Dave Bonta; August 25, 2015

EIU Publishing Scholars 2015, October 28, 2015; participant


“Migrations,” an original film-poem, curated into and screened at CYCLOP, the 4th International Videopoetry Festival in Kiev, Ukraine, November 21-23, 2014

“Graphic Design and Poetry in Motion,” guest lecture at Southern Utah University’s Department of Art & Design’s weekly Art Insights series, Cedar City, Utah; November 20, 2014

“On a Prophet,” a collaborative film-poem, curated into and screened at Visible Verse Poetry Film Festival 2014, the Cinematheque in Vancouver, Canada; Heather Haley, curator. October 18, 2014

“Migrations” and “On a Prophet” included among the thirty short-listed poetry-films at the 2nd Ó Bhéal International Poetry-Film Competition 2014 and screened during the IndieCork Film Festival, October 12-19, 2014, in Cork, Ireland

“Migrations” selected for screening at the Rabbit Heart Poetry Film Festival at Nick’s Bar in Worcester, Massachusetts, October 12, 2014; a finalist for Best Sound/Music

“On a Prophet” awarded First Prize for Best Editing in Liberated Words III’s “Memory” show, an international poetry-film festival at the Arnolfini Gallery in Bristol, UK, September 13, 2014. (Judges Helen Moore and Howard Vause noted that the editing of “On a Prophet” had “both simplicity and emotional complexity, was truly compelling and that all its elements formed a stunningly integrated whole.”)

“On a Prophet,” first screened at the invitational group show With Sirens Blaring at the Prøve Gallery in Duluth, Minnesota, August 8, 2014. A collaboration with poet Kathleen Roberts, literary director of the Prøve Gallery

“Teaching Motion and Interactive Design Principles through Poetry in Motion: Case Studies,” peer-reviewed presentation/paper in the proceedings of the University & College Designers Association (UCDA)’s Design Education Summit, Madison, WI; May 19, 2014

“More Room to Fail, or, ‘All work can be resubmitted at the end of the semester’ ” peer-reviewed presentation/
paper in the proceedings of the University & College Designers Association (UCDA)’s Design Education Summit, Madison, WI; May 19, 2014

“Migrations,” a video-poem, was curated into Poems, Places & Soundscapes, an international exhibition of digitally produced “sound-&-poetry focusing on place and soundscape,” at the Cube Gallery in Leicester, England; Mark Goodwin and Brian Lewis (of Longbarrow Press), curators; April 7-25, 2014

“Migrations” (February 2014) and “On a Prophet” (July 2014) featured on, curated by Dave Bonta


“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 (, 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,”, October 2012; and featured on The 22 Magazine’s blog,, 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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