Tyler Galloway, associate professor and chair of graphic design
Tyler Galloway is a graphic designer interested in activist uses of design as a catalyst for individual, social and political change...Read More.
Tyler Galloway is a graphic designer interested in activist uses of design as a catalyst for individual, social and political change. Typography, type design and motion graphics hold particular formal and academic interest for him as well. His professional practice centers around projects that allow small, independent and civic-minded entities access to design services they normally could not afford as well as research into self-authored and collaborative activist design projects.
Galloway and his students have been active participants in Design Ignites Change, a national initiative that challenges students to use design to explore and create solutions for pressing social problems. In 2009, two of his students won grants to implement their projects in Kansas City communities.
The books “The Design of Dissent,” “Reproduce and Revolt” and the Turkish socio-political design magazine “No Tasarim” all have published his work. Galloway has been invited to participate in the international “Posters of Discontent” and national “Printervention” exhibits. He has presented papers at several AIGA national design education conferences.
Galloway earned his master's degree in graphic design at North Carolina State University in 2006, with a thesis exploration on rhetoric in time-based media. He also holds a B.F.A. in graphic design from Southwest Missouri State University.
Ann Willoughby, Joyce C. Hall Distinguished Professor of Design
Ann Willoughby is the founder, president and chief creative director of Willoughby Design –a brand innovation and identity...Read More
Ann Willoughby is the founder, president and chief creative director of Willoughby Design – a brand innovation and identity design firm established in 1978. Willoughby has developed brand identities and campaigns for United Nation’s Deliver Now, Kauffman Labs, Park Place Development, Noodles & Co., SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza, Feng, Lee Jeans, Hallmark Cards, Hershey’s and Blue Valley CAPS School (Center for Advanced Professional Studies).
Ever active with AIGA, the professional association for design, Willoughby served on the national board of directors and in 2006 was named Kansas City’s first national AIGA Fellow.
She is a designer, illustrator, international speaker, design judge, teacher and writer. She helped launch the pilot AIGA design leadership program at Harvard and the Aspen Design Summit in Colorado. Willoughby was named one of the Top 20 International Identity Designers in the 2009 book "Masters of Design." As a charter member of the Designer’s Accord, a founding board member of the AIGA Center for Sustainable Design and an ambassador for the Living Principles, she has become an acknowledged expert in sustainable design. Today, Willoughby brings her experience to companies on the forefront of entrepreneurial and business innovation.
Willoughby has a fine arts degree from the University of Southern Mississippi.
Willoughby was appointed the Joyce C. Hall Professor of Design at KCAI in January 2012. The design professorship honors Joyce C. Hall, founder of Hallmark Cards and is underwritten by the Hall family. The position has been held previously by a distinguished line of design professionals including Katherine McCoy, Mary Lou Brous, Ivan Chermayeff, Milton Glaser and Emilio Ambasz, each of whom has helped contribute to the shape of the School of Design’s curriculum.
Chris Chapin joined KCAI in 2009. Previously, he was professor of communication arts and fine arts at Otis College of Art and...Read More
Chris Chapin joined KCAI in 2009. Previously, he was professor of communication arts and fine arts at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, where he also served as chair of academic governance and as a member of the president's senior cabinet.
Chapin holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design degree from Texas A&M University in College Station and a Master of Design degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology-Institute of Design in Chicago. He has held various posts in the private sector, including freelance art director for Ogilvy & Mather, and since 1996 he has been a principal and creative director for the California-based Parallax Design Group.
Michael Kidwell is a designer with a unique professional history that includes industrial and graphic design experience in both...Read More
Michael Kidwell is a designer with a unique professional history that includes industrial and graphic design experience in both consulting and corporate design offices. Brands that he has influenced through project work include Hallmark Cards, Homelite, John Deere, Mastercard, Samsonite, Sears/Craftsman and State Farm Insurance. His work has been patented, trademarked, nationally recognized and appeared in significant publications including BusinessWeek and Graphis.
Prior to joining KCAI, he was a senior graphic designer for Hallmark Cards, responsible for the design and direction for corporate branded communications in electronic, print, and environmental forms. In his professional practice, as design principal for LXIII XI, he enjoys research as well as a rigorous process of refinement.
Kidwell strives to balance the pursuit of excellence in graphic design with the demands of family life and a passion for cycling. He holds a B.F.A. in industrial design from the University of Kansas and an M.F.A. in graphic design from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Marty Maxwell Lane is a graphic designer, educator and researcher. Her active role in the design community, with contributions to...Read More
Marty Maxwell Lane is a graphic designer, educator and researcher. Her active role in the design community, with contributions to various AIGA chapters, has recently led her to conferences in Berlin, London and the United States where she has lectured on her interests related to design pedagogy, media literacy, collaboration and interactive spaces that facilitate learning. In addition, she is now part of the AIGA KC board for a special project, “Revinylize.”
Marty has a master’s degree in graphic design from North Carolina State University and a B.F.A. degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. While at North Carolina State University she developed the core structure of her research interests by focusing on curiosities in the areas of interaction design, participatory audiences and evolving research practices, all of which culminated in her thesis: “Teen Independent Learning Online: Visual Literacy Tools for Assessing Credibility.”
Marty has published “Interactive Tools and Online Communities that support Media Literacy” in Design and Complexity, Design Research Society’s annual publication, “Collaborative Design Projects: Engaging Future Designers” in Collective Intelligence. Collaborative Design, NC State’s student publication (which she edited as well) and is a current contributor to the online design magazine Parse.
Marty strives to promote design that facilitates community, learning and delight. As an educator, she speculates over the evolving role of design and encourages rigorous context-based formal principles and explorations.
Prior to joining the team at KCAI, Marty taught graphic design in The School of Visual Communication Design at Kent State University, worked professionally with Studio Blue in Chicago and participated with the team working on Design for Democracy.
Paul Diamond has 20 years of marketing experience. Many of those years were spent as an associate creative director at Barkley and...Read More
Paul Diamond has 20 years of marketing experience. Many of those years were spent as an associate creative director at Barkley and Sullivan Higdon & Sink where he helped direct clients such as The Smithsonian, UMB, Helzberg Diamonds, Captain D's Seafood, Western Auto, Missouri Lottery, the Sci-Fi Channel and Shatto Milk Company.
Paul’s work has received accolades in Communications Arts, Print’s Regional Design Annual, Graphis and Creativity. He has also garnered a National Addy, several regional Addys as well as local Addys.
He holds a B.F.A. degree in design from The University of Kansas and a master’s degree in advertising design from Syracuse University.
Kelly Ludwig was an art director in Los Angeles and Kansas City-based advertising agencies before founding Ludwig Design...Read More
Kelly Ludwig was an art director in Los Angeles and Kansas City-based advertising agencies before founding Ludwig Design in 1987. She has directed design projects for Farmland Foods, Helzberg, Interstate Brands, Lee Apparel, Kansas City Star Books, Medi-Flex Hospital Products, Menorah Medical Center, HNTB, KCPT, Andrews McMeel Universal and Hallmark and has handled projects for Bernstein-Rein, Barkley & Evergreen, NKH&W and Muller + Company, to name just a few.
Not only that - her favorite thing is to design ... just about anything that comes her way: logos, websites, packaging, books, you name it. Her work has been recognized in many national and international publications and award shows, including: Print Regional Design Annuals, the Rx Club of New York, Print’s Best of Logos and Symbols and Society of Illustrators, as well as Kansas City’s Art Directors and Omnis. She has also worked to share her knowledge and expertise in design and art direction by working with students in the field. A graduate of the University of Kansas, Kelly has taught Professional Practice and Color, Form and Production at the Kansas City Art Institute as well as packaging and logo design at Johnson County Community College.
Her love of self-taught and folk art has led her to all regions of the country, collecting art, meeting artists and photographing the visionary sites she encounters. This passion has resulted in authoring the 2007 book "Detour Art, Outsider, Folk Art, and Visionary Environments Coast to Coast." Her extensive collection is currently on a nationwide tour.