Graphic Design

The Graphic Design Major provides students with the tools to give concrete communicative form to information and ideas.

Studies begin with an intensive investigation of typography and visual representation from page composition to iconography and progress to more theoretical design problems. Majors are awarded studio space for a more concentrated experience with classmates and faculty. Students progress from learners to problem solvers to independent creators by addressing pragmatic design problems aimed at preparing a portfolio of work and targeted at the sector of graphic design in which they intend to practice.

Throughout the program, emphasis is placed developing conceptually strong, visually sensitive, technically sound, contextually aware work that shows integrity between their faith and their practice. Students completing this course of study will be prepared for practice in the field of graphic design.

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Art & Design Faculty

Derek Hamm

Assistant Professor of Graphic Design
Department Chair
M.F.A. Candidate, Portland State University, Portland, OR
B.S., John Brown University, Siloam Springs, AR

Shin-hee Chin , MFA

Associate Professor of Art and Design
MFA, Hong-Ik University, Seoul, Korea
M.A., California State University, Long Beach, CA
BFA, Hong-Ik University, Seoul, Korea

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Graphic Design: Derek Hamm
Studio Art: Shin-hee Chin


Graphic Design Careers

Designers work in a variety of environments ranging from freelance and small studios to large agencies and in-house organizations. Disciplines include: identity design and branding, advertising design, editorial layout, packaging design, motion graphics, information design, environmental design and wayfinding, interaction and web design, and art direction.

Studio Art Careers

Independent artist, community art teacher (teaching art at YMCA, camp, art center, etc.), art education director, exhibition curator, gallery manager, or project manager.

“Tabor’s staff and faculty has a commitment to students and their lives, not just their grades.” – Micah Grafton, Graphic Design Graduate