Jeff Bellantoni


Chair of Graduate Communications Design
Associate Professor

M.F.A., Virginia Commonwealth University
B.F.A., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Co-author and designer of the internationally published titles on Typography and Media: Type in Motion; Moving Type, Designing for Time and Space; and Motion Design; has written on graphic design for How magazine and various other design publications; design work has been recognized by Print magazine, the AIGA (50 Books/50 Covers), and Connecticut Art Director’s Club; has presented at conferences, events and educational institutions around the world; has previously held faculty and administrative positions at The University of Connecticut, VCU, Mercy College, and The Wanganui School of Design, New Zealand.

Jeff has a record of leadership, development and administration of design, art, and liberal arts programs at four institutions. His extensive background in higher education in the United States and abroad – twenty years as a professor and fourteen as an academic administrator – includes domestic and international appointments at major research universities, a liberal arts college, and professional art and design colleges. He has significant leadership experience on matters of curriculum, financial and strategic planning, assessment and accreditation, faculty governance, and building academic vision at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Jeff teaches Visual Language, Typography, Thesis and Teaching Practicum.


The unintentional influence of John Baldessari on graphic design

Graphic designers owe a debt to John Baldessari, his influence on our field was great (even though he had no intention of doing so, he was just making "art that wasn't boring"). Watch this video (and check out a book about him).

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