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Kevin Rudynski, MFA
Associate Professor of Fine Arts: Graphic Design

(317) 955-6381
krudynski@marian.edu 
Caretaker’s Cottage, 1st Floor

Kevin Rudynski

Biography

As a young boy, Kevin immersed himself in a world of hands-on creative play and discovery. Paper scraps would become miniature canvases to create abstract watercolor images, then brought together to form wall collages. Product packages were puzzles to disassemble for structure and to uncover printer color bar codes. He was especially fascinated by how the 4-color print process created myriad colors. Kevin's grandfather, a typographer, and printer mentored him about the art of printmaking.

Kevin's creativity and love for hands-on learning led to undergraduate and graduate degrees in art and design. His passions are printmaking, graphic design, and typography. After art and creative director stints at advertising agencies, Kevin became a full-time university professor in 1990. He has developed comprehensive graphic design and printmaking programs and served as art department chair.

Kevin joined Marian University in 2015 to focus on teaching graphic design and printmaking. His expertise in print media has led to an emphasis on experimental letterpress processes for design applications. His courses are a place for discovery, hands-on experimental learning, and collaboration for great ideas and design.

Education

  • Master of Fine Arts; Printmaking, 1983
    Research focus in lithography and intaglio print processes
    College of Art and Design
    University of Illinois; Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
  • Bachelor of Arts; Fine Arts Studio, 1981
    Studio emphases in printmaking, drawing, and design
    School of Art and Design, Indiana University; South Bend, Indiana
  • Associate of Arts; Graphic Design, 1984
    Portfolio development for professional design practice
    Ivy Tech State College—North Central Campus; South Bend, Indiana

Affiliations

  • American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA)
  • Mid-America Print Council

Courses

  • ART 120 Drawing and Design II
  • ART 226 Typography
  • ART 229 Graphic Design Principles, Methods, and Practices
  • ART 237 Introduction to Printmaking
  • ART 327 Creative Thinking in Graphic Design
  • ART 341 Design for Social Impact
  • ART 343 Design for Print Media
  • ART 349 History, Theory, and Practice in Graphic Design
  • ART 429 Design for Digital Media
  • ART 460 Art Internship
  • ART 491 Senior Portfolio and Professional Practices

Research focus and portfolio

  • Integration of analog and digital media for an enhanced user experiences
  • Design pedagogy focused on encouraging explorative visual research strategies and creativity
  • Visual identity and branding

Selected recent exhibitions

  • New Impressions International Letterpress Exhibition
    Hamilton Type Museum – Two Rivers, Wisconsin and
    Design College Australia in Brisbane
  • Justice (League) Print Exchange and Exhibition
    Morrisey Gallery, St. Ambrose University, Davenport Iowa
  • Solo Exhibition; Finding Health Through Visual Creative Practices
    Johnson Fine Arts Center, Franklin College, IN
  • 2014 Mid America Print Council Member's Exhibition
    South Bend Art Museum, South Bend, IN
  • 2014 Mid America Print Council Biennial Conference & Exhibition
    Wayne State University; Detroit, Michigan
  • 14th Annual Open Space: Art About Land
    The Minnetrista Center in Muncie, IN

Design portfolio

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