The Design Division

jenn stucker

jenn stucker

Phone: 419-372-2160


Office: 106 FAC

Instructed by jenn stucker

Postoma (After Cancer)

Postoma (After Cancer)

Mackenna Willis

2021 BFA Senior Thesis Show

2021 BFA Senior Thesis Show

BGSUGD Class of 21

RTX Rebrand & Boards

RTX Rebrand & Boards

Preston Brosman

Red Pen Project

Red Pen Project

Emerald Batty


Division Chair, Associate Professor, Graphic Design


  • B.F.A., Graphic Design, Bowling Green State University, 1997

  • M.F.A., Graphic Design, Eastern Michigan University, 2008

  • Ph.D., Higher Education Administration, Bowling Green State University, anticipated 2024

Currently Teaching:

ARTD 4070 Graphic Design Senior Thesis
ARTD 4700 Independent Studies in Design
DSGN 5000 Design Research + Methods
DSGN 5020 Design Studio :: Complexity, Context + Culture
Minor Design for Social Impact

Jenn Stucker is an associate professor and division chair of Graphic Design at BGSU. She earned her BFA at BGSU and her MFA from Eastern Michigan University, both in graphic design. Jenn’s research interests include Design as Artist and Practitioner, Design as Scholarship of Engagement, and the Scholarship of Design Pedagogy. Her work has been published in several books on design and has received various award recognitions including, HOW Magazine’s 2013 and the 2017 International Design Awards for her community-based works, The You Are Here Toledo Project, and the Sit&Tell Project. She is the co-founder & co-organizer of SWEAT (Summer Workshop for Experimentation and Thought,) a collaborative experience in experimental modes of making, and a founding board member of AIGA Toledo where she has served in numerous leadership roles. Jenn has previously co-chaired two national AIGA Design Education conferences and has presented at several conferences across the country on both her teaching and research interests. She is currently working on her Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration.

Areas of Research/Artistic Focus ::
Jenn’s research interests include form giving, collaboration, and creative placemaking as a designer-citizen-teacher.

Teaching Specialization ::
Graphic Design, Design Thinking, Typography, Social Impact Design

Recent Accomplishments ::

  • UCDA Design Education Summit / Repositioning Design. Repositioning Designer. Repositioning Higher Education. // May 2021
  • MAC ADLP (Academic Development Leadership Program) Fellow // 2020 – 21
  • BGSU Faculty Senate Chair // 2019 – 20
  • Two (2) course projects published in COLLAB + DESIGN EDUCATION / publisher Bloomsbury Press / Shrinking the Distance for a Curious Exchange (collaborator Rick Valicenti) and Intersections of Collaborative Exchange and Hyperteaching (collaborator Amy Fidler) // Fall 2020
  • Master Teacher Award Finalist by Student Alumni Ambassadors // BGSU // Mar 2019
  • UCDA Design Education Summit / East Tennessee State University // Johnson City, Tennessee // Colleagues, Classrooms and Communities: Lessons in the Ups and the Downs of Collaborative Work // May 2019
  • Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Fellow Finalist / top 30 out of 203 applicants // Mar 2019     
  • 2018 GD USA American Graphic Design Awards / Certificate of Excellence // 12 Commandments poster series / 10,000 entries received / only 10 percent received recognition // Nov 2018
  • 48th Creativity International Print & Packaging Design Awards / Silver Award // 12 Commandments poster series / Entries from 25 Countries // Oct 2018
  • 48th Creativity International Print & Packaging Design Awards / Bronze Award // Proceed + Be Bold poster design / Entries from 25 Countries // Oct 2018
  • Named GD USA People to Watch 2018 // Jan 2018
  • Outstanding Partnership Award / The Sit&Tell Project // BGSU | Center for Civic and Community Engagement // Sept 2017
  • UCDA Design Education Summit // Kutztown University of Pennsylvania // Kutztown, PA // I YOU / YOU ME : The Meaning of The Material // May 2017
  • Outstanding Early Career Award recipient in recognition for outstanding scholarly achievements / BGSU | Office of Sponsored Programs and Research // Apr 2017
  • Creator and coordinator The Sit&Tell Project // with AIGA Toledo, MTS Seating and the Arts Commission // Platinum award in 46th Creativity International Print & Packaging Awards 2016 // Merit award in HOW Magazine’s International Design Awards 2017
  • 2016 Graphic Design USA Awards // Certificate of Excellence // Arts Commission’s Strategic Plan for Arts & Culture brochure // Sept 2016
  • Co-chair of Nuts+Bolts, an AIGA Design Educators Conference on Tightening up the discipline of Design Education // June 2016
  • Nimble :: UCDA Design Education Summit // Union, New Jersey // Paper Presenter :: A Ripple in the Pond: Inspiring Students to Throw Themselves into Leading Positive Change in Their Communities //May 2016
  • Revival :: AIGA Design Conference // New Orleans, LA // Affinity Session Presenter :: Thinking about Teaching? How to Trade Clients for Curriculum // Oct 2015
  • 45th Creativity International Print & Packaging Design Awards // Silver Award // Arts Commission’s Strategic Plan for Arts & Culture brochure // Oct 2015
  • UCDA Design Education Summit // Brookings, South Dakota // Paper Presenter :: Collaboration Less Work :: Redefining Perceptions for Promotion and Tenure // May 2015
  • Spaces of Learning :: AIGA Design Educators International Conference // Toronto, ON, Canada // Paper Presenter :: Inner & Outer Learning Spaces :: Small Worlds, Coincidence and Serendipity // Apr 2015
  • Design Studies Forum :: College Art Association (CAA) / New York, NY // Panel Presenter :: You Are Here and There : A Case Study of Design Shaping a Sense of Place // Feb 2015
  • New Ventures :: AIGA Design Educators National Conference // Portland, OR // Co-presenter and co-author with Amy Fidler :: Intersections of Collaborative Exchange and Hyperteaching // Sept 2014
  • Head, Heart, Hand :: AIGA Design Educators National Conference //  Minneapolis, MN // PechaKucha presentation :: Shrinking the distance for a curious exchange // Oct 2013
  • Co-founder of AIGA Toledo // Leadership roles of President, Vice President, and Community Outreach Chair // 2007–present
  • Co-founder and organizer SWEAT: Summer Workshop for Experimentation and Thought // A workshop focused collaboration projects with 9+ other designers // 2007–present
  • Creator and coordinator You Are Here Toledo // with AIGA Toledo and in conjunction with the Arts Commission // May 2012 // Outstanding Merit Award in HOW Magazine’s International Design Awards with a full-page feature Mar 2013
  • Co-chair of response_ability an AIGA Design Educators Conference on Ethics and Sustainability in Design Education | May 2010
  • Co-organizer and participant in the Urban Forest Project Toledo // 2009-2010
  • Typography design published :: Graphic Design: The New Basics by Ellen Lupton and Jennifer Cole Phillips // Apr 2008
  • Typography design published :: The Playground Project by Rick Valicenti and Saturo Nehi // Oct 2006

Faculty member at BGSU since 1998