Hello, my name is Jeremy Shellhorn (in the beret) and I am an artist, designer, teacher and angler.
As a designer I give meaningful visual form to content in a variety of media: on screen & in print, from small hand held experiences to physical environments, from logos to books, from posters to websites. But what identifies me most uniquely as a designer with expertise in visual communication or graphic design is my ability to communicate specific messages to specific audiences through the thoughtful and artistic manipulation of visual form: words and pictures.
My experience in Design is broad, having worked as both a professional designer and as an educator. I am an Associate Professor of Design at the University of Kansas. Prior to this appointment, I taught visual communication design at Herron School of Art and Design, Indiana University.
In 2012, I was awarded the Golden Apple award for excellence in teaching by The Dallas Society of Visual Communication. I was named the 2013 Byron Shutz award winnerfor teaching excellence at KU. My design work, research and teaching has been recognized by the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), University and College Designers Association (UCDA), Print Magazine, Graphis, Graphic Design USA, the Ad Club of Kansas City, National Science Foundation, Wall Street Journal, National Association for Interpretation and the National Park Service.
My interest in design thinking and making probably started with a fish. It wasn’t just catching a the fish that seriously changed me for life, but it was imagining what was under the water that completely hooked me. The underwater mystery and the connection to something I couldn’t quite see or grasp.
When I am not in a graphic design studio helping my students brainstorm, visualize and get a grasp of what their imaginative wild ideas might look like; I am probably working with other folks around the world (communities, medical centers, businesses, national parks, fly fishing companies) designing logos, posters, information graphics, books, zines and animations.