Jimmy Van Luu teaches Graphic Design in the Department of Visual Studies, and serves as Area Coordinator of Graphic Design.
Luu's practice resists traditional notions of Graphic Design, resulting in a broad range of activity that investigates the intersection of design and other disciplines. He is the co-founder and design lead of the Austin-based design consultancy Group Project.
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. From 2018-2020, he served as the Director of Education for the Austin chapter of AIGA, the nation's largest professional association for design, where he launched GROW, a one-day conference for emerging designers.
Luu founded and oversees the Department of Visual Studies' Risograph Lab and serves on the board of DesignInquiry, a non-profit educational organization that explores pressing issues in design and culture through intensive team-based gatherings.
Luu is a native Texan, second-generation Vietnamese-American, and an alum of the Land Arts of the American West field study program.
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)
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.