The Design Division

Peter Lusch

Peter Lusch


Office: 115 Fine Arts Center


Assistant Professor of Teaching, Graphic Design
AIGA/BGSU Student Group, Faculty Liaison


  • B.F.A., Graphic Design, Eastern Michigan University, 2000

  • M.F.A., Graphic Design, Michigan State University, 2014

Currently Teaching:

ARTD 3060 Graphic Design Theory
ARTD 4030 Systems-Based Graphic Design
ARTD 4070 Graphic Design Senior Thesis

Peter Lusch is an Assistant Professor of Teaching in Graphic Design. His work has been featured in many national design publications and at design conferences. Peter has previously taught graphic design courses at Penn State and Lehigh University.

Area of Research / Artistic Focus

  • New critical competencies for the design portfolio 
  • Interdisciplinary collaborative work models 
  • Design for cultural organizations
  • Vernacular photography & visual typologies

Teaching specialization

  • Typography
  • Web / Interaction design
  • Human-Centered Design
  • Portfolio
  • Graphic Design foundations
  • Branding

Discipline-related Accomplishments 

  • User interface design fieldwork in Sierra Leone, Africa
  • Presentations at AIGA and UCDA national design educator conferences 
  • Presentation at Design Incubation Colloquia
  • Published reviews in the design journal Design and Culture
  • Graphis Typography Annual 4
  • Graphic Design USA
  • Communication Arts
  • Newspaper Association of America ACME Award
  • American Advertising Federation ADDY Awards
  • Creativity Annual

Peter joined the BGSUGD Faculty in the Fall of 2021.