Jimmy Van Luu teaches Graphic Design in the Department of Visual Studies, and is the Course Coordinator for the Creativity and Making requirement in the General Education curriculum.

Luu's practice resists traditional notions of Graphic Design, resulting in a broad range of activity that investigates the intersection of design and public art, publishing, and community engagement. 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. He oversees the Department of Visual Studies' Risograph Lab and serves as Co-Director of Education and Mentorship on the board of the Austin chapter of the AIGA. 

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

Associate Professor, Graphic Design - St. Edward's University (2018-present)

Assistant Professor, Graphic Design - St. Edward's University (2014-2018)

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.

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