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Learn to see the world as a designer
Understand and create design systems
Design strategies to improve the way we live
Gallery of Student Work
Work done by students in the Graphic Design program has been recognized in regional, state, national, and international competitions including: AIGA Flux, AIGA Texas Show, DSVC National Student Show & Conference, CMYK Magazine, Logo Lounge, and the American Advertisign Awards.
Our Degree Plan
A Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Graphic Design is considered a “professional preparatory degree,” which means that you are ready to enter the workplace. Graphic Design degree courses are highlighted.
1st Year Fall - 16 Hours
1st Year Spring - 16 Hours
2nd Year Fall - 15 Hours
2nd Year Spring - 16 Hours
3rd Year Fall - 15 Hours
3rd Year Spring - 15 Hours
4th Year Fall - 15 Hours
4th Year Spring - 12 Hours
- Associate Professor & Program Coordinator
- MFA, Graphic Design
- Temple University, Tyler School of Art
Doris Palmeros is an award-winning graphic designer. She is originally from South Texas. Her design experience began in NYC at Pushpin Studios, which lead to her own company TwinPop Design working on branding and licensing projects with high profile clients like Dr. Seuss and Mattel. Upon coming home to Texas, Doris spent her first years back working at Giles Design producing award-winning work.
Since arriving at UIW in 2013, her main pursuit is inspiring her students, and helping her clients express their vision. Her design background fuels her interest in research areas that involve Social Design and Design Advocacy. This stemming from her belief that design has the power to make social impact and encourages her students to find their voice and become good social design citizens.
- MFA, Graphic Communication
- University of Houston
- MA, Design
- Cal State, Fullerton
Teresa Trevino is a graphic designer and an educator. She has taken workshops with Ken Garland, David Skopec, Duarte Design and Edward Tufte with an emphasis on Information Design.
Professor Trevino has participated as a guest speaker and instructor in international forums in Peru, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Spain and the United States. Before coming to UIW in 2015, she taught for fifteen years in Monterrey, Mexico.
- MFA, Graphic Design
- Utah State University
Michael Clayton has taught Foundation Design, Interactive Design, User Interface Design, and Motion Graphics at UIW since 2001. His current research topics include Visual Note Taking (Sketchnoting) and Graphic Recording.
Mr. Clayton has presented at the UCDA Education Summit, TechEd California, AIGA San Antonio, the Internation Sketchnote Camps in Hamburg and Lisbon, VizThink Berlin, and to other professional and community groups around the world.
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Graphic Design Program
University of the Incarnate Word
San Antonio, TX 78209
+1 (210) 283-6445