The Design Division

Amy Fidler

Amy Fidler

Phone: 419-372-8688


Office: 108 FAC

By Appointment

Instructed by Amy Fidler

Racing Thoughts

Racing Thoughts

Michael Edwards



Allison Brenner

Finding My Balance

Finding My Balance

Caroline Ellingboe

A New Light

A New Light

Steven Gill


Lecturer, Graphic Design


  • B.F.A., Graphic Design, Bowling Green State University, 2001

  • M.F.A., Visual Communication, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2004

Currently Teaching:

ARTD 3055 Interactive Graphic Design
ARTD 4060 Graphic Design Practicum
ARTD 4070 Graphic Design Senior Thesis
ARTD 4890 Graphic Design Internship

Special topics courses:

Art in TARTA
Sustainable Graphic Design
Design for Good

Areas of Research/Artistic Focus:

Sustainability and ethics, k-12 design education, information graphics, book design, web design, and collaborative and/or community based projects.

Recent Accomplishments:

Amy is a co-founder & organizer of the Summer Workshop for Experimentation and Thought (SWEAT) and co-editor of the book Toledo Remanufactured: Extracting a City”s Graphic Culture (published by the SWEAT Workshop, 2007). She was co-designer and production manager of the book The Business of Holidays (Monacelli Press, 2004. Edited by Maud Lavin. Also co-designed by Melanie Archer, Alyson Beaton, Benjamin Finch and Jason Warriner). BOH was featured in Print Magazine and STEP Inside Design magazine and on NPR’s Marketplace.

Amy Fidler has presented at AIGA’s 2005 Design Education Conference, Future History, and was a visiting artist at the University of Indianapolis. She was a panelist at the Columbia College of Art and Design (Chicago, IL) discussing faculty-student collaboration, and recently spoke at the OptionShiftControl symposium at NC State, with her collaborator Jenn Stucker, about the SWEAT Workshop.

Amy is the founding president of the AIGA Toledo Chapter, and co-organized both response_ability, a national AIGA conference for design educators held May 2010, and Nuts+Bolts in June 2016.

—Faculty member at BGSU since 2004—