Department Chair and Associate Professor of Graphic Design
Gillham has nearly 20 years of experience both teaching graphic design and working as a professional artist in the commercial design field. Gillham served as a designer in the design industry in Detroit prior to returning to graduate school, and has run his own freelance design business since 1988. Gillham’s work experience includes clients such as General Motors, Ford Motor Company, NAPA Auto, aerospace companies, real estate firms, and Air Force Special Operations Command, as well as a variety of other commercial and military clients.
Gillham’s teaching philosophy states that excellent graphic design instruction prepares students to be successful in the commercial arena. A careful balance is struck between focusing on software programs and the principles of design, typography, and other critical aspects to the discipline. Students’ experience with these core areas allow them to move beyond entry-level positions and become upwardly mobile in their chosen field.
MFA in Graphic Design, Michigan State University
BA in Studio Art, Albion College
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