Kim Garza is an associate professor of Graphic Design. She employs innovative methods to create an engaging learning environment for her students.

To keep her students on the forefront of the ever-changing design profession, Professor Garza frequently pilots leading-edge technologies and pedagogical approaches, such as creating a mobile scavenger hunt to immerse students in new content, using cloud collaboration tools for a digital history project, running a Hackathon to create mobile websites, and experimenting with 3D printing. She also brings a breadth of design knowledge to the classroom. Prior to teaching, Professor Garza worked in a variety of professional design settings — an advertising agency, boutique design firms, in-house design departments, and as a sole proprietor — across the print, interaction, and motion mediums.

Academic Appointments

Associate Professor of Graphic Design, 2016-current

Assistant Professor of Graphic Design, 2011-2016

Year Started

Languages Spoken



  • M.G.D. (Master in Graphic Design) at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, 2004
  • B.A in Graphic Design at Anderson University, Anderson, Indiana, 1997

Achievement & Involvement

Honors and Awards

  • 2016, Distinguished Teaching Award, St. Edward's University
  • 2016, Delayne Hudspeth Award for Innovative Instruction, St. Edward's University
  • 2015, Teaching, Learning, and Technology Roundtable Pilot Project (3D Printing), St. Edward's University
  • 2014, Innovation Fellowship, St. Edward's University
  • 2014, Teaching, Learning, and Technology Roundtable Pilot Project: (Hackathon), St. Edward's University
  • 2011, Teaching, Learning, and Technology Roundtable Pilot Project: (iPad Apps), St. Edward's University
  • 2008, Neenah PaperWorks Letterhead Competition, Silver Award

Community Service

  • Director, Doing Good Well (a national women’s leadership development program offered through CIVA)
  • Advisory Board member, Gethsemane Lutheran Children's Ministry

Organizations, Boards and Memberships

  • American Institute of Graphic Artists (AIGA)
  • Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA)
  • Interaction Design Association (IxDA)


  • Texas Digital Humanities Conference
  • AIGA Design Educator's Conference
  • Christians in the Visual Arts Biennial Conference

Publications & Articles


  • Garza, Kim, and Jason Rosenblum. “Introducing a Neighborhood: Mobile as a Springboard for Exploration.” Mobile Media Learning: Innovation and Inspiration. Ed. Christopher Holden, Seann Dikkers, John Martin, Breanne Litts, et al.. Pittsburgh, PA: ETC Press, 2015. 109-122. Print.
  • Garza, Kimberly. “RGB, CMYK, and Joy.” It Was Good: Making Art to the Glory of God. 2nd ed. Ed. Ned Bustard. Baltimore, MD: Square Halo Books, 2006. 187-210. Print.



  • 2016, Creating a Digital History Archive in Real-time, Texas Digital Humanities Conference
  • 2015, Digital History Meets Digital Humanities, Texas Digital Humanities Conference
  • 2013, Game-Based Learning: Where Does It Fit and Is It Worth Your Time?, St. Edward's Center for Teaching Excellence Teaching Symposium
  • 2013, Design and Justice: A Continuum of Engagement, CIVA Biennial Conference
  • 2012, Creating Immersive Learning Experiences Through Mobile Technologies, St. Edward's Center for Teaching Excellence Teaching Symposium
  • 2010, Planning Projects: Begin, End, and Start Again, AIGA Design Educator's Conference
  • 2005, Multimedia in Worship, CIVA Biennial Conference
  • 2003, The Body in Collaboration: Making the Body with Type, CIVA Biennial Conference


Creative Works

  • 2012, Art & Design Faculty Exhibit
  • 2011, Matter & Spirit: Art & Belief in the Digital Age Exhibition
  • 2007, AIGA 50 Books / 50 Covers; in permanent collections of Denver Art Museum and Bulter Library, Columbia University
  • 2004, StockStock Film Festival

Department Group

School Group

School of Arts and Humanities