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Audra Buck-Coleman - Graphic Design

Audra Buck-Coleman is an Assistant Professor of Design at the University of Maryland. She holds an MFA in design from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a Bachelors of Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Over the course of her professional career, Buck-Coleman has written, art directed, curated, designed, authored, and directed numerous design projects, including Sticks + Stones, an international multi-university collaborative that investigates labeling and stereotyping in graphic design. Recently Buck-Coleman’s design work has become more focused on the social impact and ethical considerations of the design practice. These concerns permeate her design research as well as her design pedagogy. Buck-Coleman’s printed and motion projects primarily address issues of homelessness and sustainability.

Her professional design work has been exhibited across the United States and abroad and has been recognized by AIGA, the American Advertising Federation, Graphis, HarperCollins, and the University & College Designers Association, among others. Before joining the University of Maryland faculty in 2007, Professor Buck-Coleman taught at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

email: buckcol3@umd.edu

office: m1312 Art/Soc Bldg.

office phone# 301-405-1449

Courses taught:

I Profess - 18” x 36” digital media print, 2004, a collaboration with Erin Wright.

S+S Essay - Images from The Sticks+Stones 2006 catalog, a collaboration with Pamela Beverly.