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Todd Childers

Associate Professor, Graphic Design
Coordinator, BGSU AIGA Student Group

MFA, California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), Visual Communication (Graphic Design), 1993
BED, North Carolina State University, Visual Design (Graphic Design), 1986

Teaching Specialization: Typographic Design, Design History, Publication Design

Courses Taught
ARTD 2010 Principles of Graphic Design
ARTD 2020 Principles of Typography
ARTD 3010 Intermediate Graphic Design
ARTD 3030 History of Graphic Design,
ARTD 3040 Three Dimensional Graphic Design
ARTD 3060 Graphic Design Theory
ARTD 4030 Systems Based Design
ARTD 4080 Senior Studio in Graphic Design

Areas of Research/Artistic Focus
Todd's primary research is in exploring typography in its myriad forms. His projects are often are combinations of font design and typography. His most recent experiments are typographic designs that combine three-dimensional sculptures, digital media and photography.

He has lectured on the history of typography at the Typo Conference in Berlin, Germany and at the Association Typographique Internationale Word Conference in Dublin, Ireland.

Recent Accomplishments
Design Inquiry's Design Cities: Berlin Workshop, Berlin Germany, 2012
Presentation: Anton Stankowski's Berlin Layout logo and graphic identity system for the City of Berlin

Adobe Achievement Awards "Ironically Digital Typography," Mountain View, CA, 2012
Semi-finalist in Innovation in Traditional Media

Type Directors Club TDC 57 Exhibition "Ironically Digital Typography," New York City, 2012
Typographic Excellence in Lettering

2012 Bienniale Show Havana, Cuba, 2012
Project coordinator, junior BGSU graphic design student projections

Typo Berlin 2011 Shift Conference, Berlin, Germany 2011
Presentation: A Product of Its Time? Typographic Distortion in International Style Typography.

2010 ATypI The Word conference, Dublin, Ireland, 2010
Presentation: All Type Is Dimensional

Attended Rick Valicenti's Moving Design Workshop at Archeworks, Chicago, Illinois, 2010.

Attended AIGAXCD Workshop Sharing Dreams 7 in Havana, Cuba, 2008.
Group exhibition, Centro Pablo Torriente Brau Gallery, Havana, 2008.

Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, France, 2003
Poster designs for the "Graphism" collection of contemporary graphic design

Letterforms: Bawdy Bad & Beautiful "BGSU Art Faculty Exhibition invitation," "Blade Runner promotional poster," "Change It!" political campaign poster, "Ennis Brown" font design, "BurnOut promotional video," "Invision" business card, "Design Club?" promotional poster, selected for New York Times graphic design critic Steven Heller's book of cutting edge typography in 2003

2000 Siggraph International Computer Graphics Conference, New Orleans, LA
"P003279723 Todd Childers is Neurosarcoidosis" art book selected for the Digital Art Gallery

Graphis Digital Fonts 1 Fonts "BurnOut," Fraktura," "Usher," 1997
Selected for book of international digital typeface design


Faculty member at BGSU since 1994