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Sue Vessella

Chair, Graphic Design
Logo Design, Information Design, Environmental Graphics



Sue Vessella is the Associate Dean of the School of Media, Culture & Design, Chair of the Department of Graphic Design, and Professor of Graphic Design studies. She has presented papers and lectured at both international and national design, educational, and administrative conferences, on topics including interdisciplinary pedagogy, educational assessment, social responsibility in design, and assessment in the arts. She has taught courses in Typography, Graphic Design, Professional Practice, Package Design, Portfolio Presentation, Advertising, Identity Design, Environmental Graphics, Design Elements, and Color Theory.

Sue specializes in corporate identity systems and information graphics, and occasionally works in the area of environmental graphic design. With a background in advertising, publishing, marketing, and public relations, she has designed promotional material for numerous companies including NBC Sports, The Los Angeles Zoo, Orion Pictures, Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games, The City of Beverly Hills, Blair Entertainment, Numero Uno Restaurants, and Caesar’s Palace and Casino. Both an educator and award-winning designer, Sue has been a Creative Director for national companies, working in the area of identity design and restaurant merchandising.

She is a member of the AIGA, American Institute of Graphic Arts, and holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Environmental Graphic Design dealing with signage and wayfinding systems.