Jenn Stucker


Associate Professor, Graphic Design
Division Chair, Graphic Design
MFA, Eastern Michigan University, Graphic Design, 2008
BFA, Bowling Green State University, Graphic Design, 1997
Teaching Specialization: Graphic Design

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Jenn’s research interests include Design as Artist and Practitioner, Design as Scholarship of Engagement, and the Scholarship of Design Pedagogy. Her work appears in several books on design, such as Graphic Design: The New Basics, Introduction to Graphic Design: A Guide to Thinking, Process and Style, and Collaboration in Design Education. She has also received award recognition in numerous design publications and has presented at several design conferences across the country and internationally on her teaching and research interests of design pedagogy, community engagement, and creative placemaking. In April 2017, she was recognized by BGSU with the Outstanding Early Career Award for her creative research activities, and in 2018 was recognized by GD USA as a “2018 Person to Watch.” Currently, she is pursuing a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration at BGSU.

Courses Taught
ART 1040 Introduction to Art for Non-Majors
VCT 1040/ARTD 1150 Problem Solving for Visual Media
ARTD 2010 Principles of Graphic Design
ARTD 2020 Typography
ARTD 3010 Typographic Systems
ARTD 3040 Three-Dimensional Design
ARTD 3055 Interactive Design
ARTD 3060 Graphic Design Theory & Methods
ARTD 4030 System-Based Graphic Design
ARTD 4080 Senior Studio in Graphic Design
ARTD 4070 Graphic Design Thesis
ARTD 4700 Independent Studies
ARTD 4950 Special Topic: Sustainable Graphic Design
ARTD 4950/BA4910 Special Topic: Cross-Disciplinary Collaborations in Whole Brain Problem-Solving.
ESHP 3310 Entrepreneurial Thinking

Areas of Research/Artistic Focus
Jenn’s research interest include form giving, collaboration, creative placemaking as a designer-citizen-teacher.

Recent Accomplishments

Mid-American Conference (MAC) Academic Leadership Development Program Fellow // 2020 – 2021

Tegtmeyer, R. and Maxwell Lane, M. (2020). COLLAB + DESIGN EDUCATION / publisher Bloomsbury Press / two case studies featured: Shrinking the Distance for a Curious Exchange (collaborator Rick Valicenti) and Intersections of Collaborative Exchange and Hyperteaching (collaborator Amy Fidler) // Sept 2020       

UCDA Design Education Summit // East Tennessee State University // Johnson City, Tennessee // Colleagues, Classrooms and Communities: Lessons in the Ups and the Downs of Collaborative Work // May 2019           

Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Fellow Finalist / top 30 out of 203 applicants / Mar 2019

GDUSA People to Watch 2018

2018 GD USA American Graphic Design Awards / Certificate of Excellence // 12 Commandments poster series // Nov 2018

48th Creativity International Print & Packaging Design Awards / Silver Award // 12 Commandments poster series // Oct 2018

48th Creativity International Print & Packaging Design Awards / Bronze Award // Proceed + Be Bold poster design // Oct 2018

Ohio Campus Compact Annual Meeting // Ohio State University // Columbus, OH  //  Community Engagement Design Projects Utilizing Hybrids of Digital and Physical Experiences for Enriching Social Participation // Aug 2018           

Sherin, A. (2017). Introduction to Graphic Design: A Guide to Thinking, Process and Style // London UK: Bloomsbury Press // “Design in Action” section features The You Are Here Project  // Nov 2017                 

2017 GD USA American Graphic Design Awards // Certificate of Excellence // The Sit&Tell Project // Sept 2017

Outstanding Partnership Award / The Sit&Tell Project // BGSU | Center for Civic and Community Engagement // Sept 2017

UCDA Design Education Summit // Kutztown University of Pennsylvania // Kutztown, PA // I YOU / YOU ME : The Meaning of The Material // May 2017

Outstanding Early Career Award recipient in recognition for outstanding creative scholarly achievements / BGSU | Office of Sponsored Programs and Research // Apr 2017

HOW International Design Awards //  The Sit&Tell Project in partnership with AIGA Toledo, MTS Seating and the Arts Commission // Merit Award // March 2017

Graphis Design Annual 2017 // Lynn Whitney Poster // Merit Award // Jan 2017

46th Creativity International Print & Packaging Design Awards // Platinum Award // The Sit&Tell Project // Oct 2016

2016 GD USA American Graphic Design Awards // Certificate of Excellence // Arts Commission’s Strategic Plan for Arts & Culture brochure // Sept 2016

Co-chair of Nuts+Bolts, AIGA Design Educators Conference // Tightening Up the Discipline of Design Education // June 2016

UCDA Design Education Summit // Kean University // Union, New Jersey // A Ripple in the Pond: Inspiring Students to Throw Themselves into Leading Positive Change in Their Communities // May 2016

Revival :: AIGA Design Conference // New Orleans, LA // Affinity Session :: Thinking about Teaching? How to Trade Clients for Curriculum // Oct 2015

45th Creativity International Print & Packaging Design Awards // Silver Award // Arts Commission’s Strategic Plan for Arts & Culture brochure // Oct 2015

UCDA Design Education Summit // Brookings, South Dakota // Collaboration  Less Work :: Redefining Perceptions for Promotion and Tenure  // May 2015

Spaces of Learning :: AIGA Design Educators International Conference // Toronto, ON, Canada // Inner & Outer Learning Spaces :: Small Worlds, Coincidence and Serendipity // Apr 2015

Design Studies Forum Panel :: College Art Association (CAA) / New York, NY // You Are Here and There : A Case Study of Design Shaping a Sense of Place // Feb 2015

Faculty member at BGSU since 1998