Paul Brown, Associate Professor
Paul Brown has completed several professional consultanships for clients including the Herron Gallery, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Indiana Arts Commission and the Indiana University Foundation. Brown has received numerous awards and honors, including a Gold Award from the Council of the Advancement and Support of Education in 1993. He was the winner of the Indiana Arts Commission Competition for the design of the Art Made In Indiana logo in 1992, and he won the Award of Excellence from the American Federation of Arts Design Competition in 1990.
Jenny El-Shamy, Senior Lecturer
Jenny El-Shamy is a professional graphic designer and design educator. She is a Lecturer at Indiana University Bloomington’s Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts where she teaches courses in graphic design, fundamental studio, and directs the graphic design undergraduate internship program. Jenny has worked professionally in the publishing industry and at designfirms in Cincinnati and Chicago where her clients included American Girl, Bath & Body Works, Target, Simon and Schuster, and Totes-Isotoner.Her work has been featured in Print and Step-By-Step Graphics magazines,and included in shows by AIGA, the Chicago Book Clinic, and the Cincinnati Art Director’s Club. She has received multiple awards from the Chicago Book Clinic and McGraw-Hill Higher Education. At Indiana University, she was nominated for the Herman B. Wells Award for excellence in teaching in 2004. In addition to teaching, Jenny runs her own graphic design studio. Her clients include Nickelodeon Magazine Group, McGraw-Hill Higher Education, the Indiana University Office of Publications, and various non-profit organizations.
James Reidhaar, Associate Professor
Mr. Reidhaar received a BFA from Indiana University Bloomington in 1975. During his studies he worked as a graphic designer for the Indiana Memorial Union on Campus. He completed an MFA at Yale University in 1978. Early professional experience included book design for the University of Michigan Press, Thomas Press and Xerox. He also held the position of Art Director at Gelman Sciences in Ann Arbor, Michigan followed by developing a small business design firm, Information Design Service in Bloomington, Indiana. After serving as a visiting professor he joined the Indiana University faculty in 1980. Over the next 28 years he has won awards, received grants and developed a growing interest in both the study of graphic design history and designing project on all type of historical subjects often working with academic specialists at Indiana University. He received an Indiana Master fellowship from the Indiana Arts Commission in 1978, an NEA project grant in 1993, teaching awards he used to integrate history and new media into graphic design courses in the late 90s. During the 1990s he wrote the bylaws for a new Indiana chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts with faculty from Indiana State University, Purdue University, Herron Art Institute and several Indiana professionals. He served one term as president, two as director of educational programs and spoke on several topics throughout the state and later in the decade at Universities throughout the region. In 2003 he received a New Media degree from the Informatics Program at Indiana University Purdue University in Indianapolis. Since that time he has continued teaching the use of new media in his courses and developing new media uses for his methods of instruction. Associate Professor Reidhaar is currently working with a team of faculty from multiple disciplines with support of a Leadership Grant from the Dean of Faculties’ Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Program, SOTL. With support of an Individual Artist’s Grant from the Indiana Arts Commission he is developing a multi-media interactive installation combining music, an historical photograph collection, news documents and taped commentary. Another current activity involves conference presentation on the role of community service projects in faculty development and graphic design instruction.
Steven Driscoll Hixson, Visiting Assistant Professor
Steven Driscoll Hixson is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at Indiana University – Bloomington. He has taught at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, the Foundation for International Education – London, UK and Purdue University. Hixson has been featured in New American Paintings, Print, and Museum News. His works have been exhibited in Addis Ababa, Brooklyn, Edinburgh, Melbourne, and Paris.
Kevin Steele, Visiting Assistant Professor
Kevin Steele is a graphic designer and book artist. He received a BS in video and film from Ohio University and an MFA in graphic design from Indiana University. His professional practice consists primarily of promotional, identity, and publication design. Kevin’s personal research focuses on movable books and paper engineering. He is interested in how structure, movement, and interaction can enhance visual communication. His work has been exhibited, published, and collected internationally. He is a member of AIGA and The Movable Book Society.