James David Deal
Visiting Assistant Professor
Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts
J David Deal joins the Department of Art and Design at Purdue University as Visiting Assistant Professor in the Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts.
Prior to joining the faculty at Purdue, David was an Assistant Professor at Eastern New Mexico University where he taught digital media, graphic design, publication and web design, and typography. He received his MFA in Graphic Design from the Marywood University in 2012 and a BFA in Graphic Design from Louisiana Tech University in 1978.
His scholarly interests include typography and typographic design with particular attention to form and structure and their relationship to legibility.
As a graphic design professional, for over 35 years, David has held designer, art director and creative director positions for design studios, advertising agencies and in-house design departments. Currently David maintains a design consultancy for a select group of clients.
David’s work has been published in USA Ad Review, PRINT’S Regional Design Annuals and the New York Art Directors Annual. Other recognition includes over 30 awards for design in national and international design competitions.