The Design Division

Jenn Stucker

Jenn Stucker

Phone: 419-372-2160


Office: 106 FAC

Instructed by Jenn Stucker

Brick X Brick

Brick X Brick

Chris Hatfield

Racing Thoughts

Racing Thoughts

Michael Edwards

Comfort Covers

Comfort Covers

Alyssa Batch



Allison Brenner


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

Currently Teaching:

ARTD 2015 Principles Of Graphic Design
ARTD 4070 Graphic Design Senior Thesis

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. Now in its tenth year, she is the co-founder & co-organizer of SWEAT (Summer Workshop for Experimentation and Thought,) a collaborative experience in experimental modes of making. She is also a founding board member of AIGA Toledo and 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.

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

Recent Accomplishments ::

  • 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 // Have served in 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
  • Downtown Windows Project // AIGA & Arts Commission of Greater Toledo // Project coordinator //Toledo, OH // Jan 2011
  • 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