Jimmy Van Luu teaches Graphic Design in the Department of Visual Studies, and is the Course Coordinator for CULF 1319 (Understanding and Appreciating the Arts).

Luu's practice resists traditional notions of Graphic Design, resulting in his engagement with a range of activity that includes public art, traditional print design, and design journalism. He was a former art director of Ninth Letter literary-arts magazine, and his publication design has been recognized in multiple venues including PRINT magazine and Graphis. His award-winning large-scale public artwork, Letterscape, is part of the City of Austin's permanent public art collection. 

Luu is a native Texan, second-generation Vietnamese-American, and an alum of the Land Arts of the American West field study program.

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor, Graphic Design - St. Edward's University (2014-present)

Visiting Assistant Professor, Graphic Design - St. Edward's University (2013-2014)

Assistant Professor, Graphic Design - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2008-2013)

Year Started

2013

Education

M.F.A. in Design, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, 2006

B.S. in Advertising, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, 2003