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 has been published in several books on design and has received various award recognitions including, HOW Magazine’s 2013 and 2017 International Design Awards for her community-based works, The You Are Here Toledo Project and the Sit&Tell Project. In action for 10 years, she is the co-founder & co-organizer of SWEAT (Summer Workshop for Experimentation and Thought,) a collaborative experience in experimental modes of making. She is also a founding board member of AIGA Toledo and has served in numerous leadership roles. Jenn has previously co-chaired two national AIGA Design Education conferences and has presented at several conferences across the country and internationally on both her teaching and research interests.

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

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

Recent Accomplishments

  • GDUSA People to Watch 2018
  • 2017 Graphic Design USA 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 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
  • Creative Quarterly 46 :: The Journal of Art & Design / International Competition // Runner-up Professional Category / LOVE Chair #100 / The Sit&Tell Project // Feb 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 Graphic Design USA Awards // Certificate of Excellence // Arts Commission’s Strategic Plan for Arts & Culture brochure // Sept 2016
  • Co-chair of Nuts+Bolts, an AIGA Design Educators Conference on Tightening up the discipline of Design Education // June 2016
  • UCDA Design Education Summit // Union, New Jersey // Paper Presenter :: 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 Presenter :: 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 // Paper Presenter :: Collaboration  Less Work :: Redefining Perceptions for Promotion and Tenure  // May 2015
  • Spaces of Learning :: AIGA Design Educators International Conference // Toronto, ON, Canada // Paper Presenter :: Inner & Outer Learning Spaces :: Small Worlds, Coincidence and Serendipity // Apr 2015
  • Design Studies Forum :: College Art Association (CAA) / New York, NY // Panel Presenter :: You Are Here and There : A Case Study of Design Shaping a Sense of Place // Feb 2015
  • New Ventures :: AIGA Design Educators National Conference // Portland, OR // Co-presenter and co-author with Amy Fidler :: Intersections of Collaborative Exchange and Hyperteaching // Sept 2014
  • Head, Heart, Hand :: AIGA Design Educators National Conference //  Minneapolis, MN // PechaKucha presentation :: Shrinking the distance for a curious exchange // Oct 2013
  • Creator and coordinator You Are Here Toledo // with AIGA Toledo and in conjunction with the Arts Commission // May 2012
  • Outstanding Merit Award in HOW Magazine’s International Design Awards with a full page feature // Mar 2013
  • Co-founder of AIGA Toledo // Past President, Vice President and Community Outreach Chair // Member 2007–present
  • Co-founder and organizer SWEAT Summer Workshop for Experimentation and Thought // A workshop focused collaboration projects with 9+ other designers // 2007–present
  • Downtown Windows Project // AIGA & Arts Commission of Greater Toledo // Project coordinator //Toledo, OH // Jan 2011
  • Co-chair of response_ability an AIGA Design Educators Conference on Ethics and Sustainability in Design Education | May 2010
  • Co-organizer and participant in the Urban Forest Project Toledo // 2009–10
  • Typography design published :: Graphic Design: The New Basics by Ellen Lupton and Jennifer Cole Phillips // Apr 2008
  • Typography design published :: The Playground Project by Rick Valicenti and Saturo Nehi // Oct 2006
  • Faculty member at BGSU since 1998