Keith Kitz

Assistant Professor, Art & Design

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Graduate Program Director, Graphic Design

Teaching Philosophy

The role of the designer far exceeds the creation of something pleasing, something beautiful. Design is a layered dimensional pursuit. It involves a variety of steps, many taken well before “designing” can begin. Design is a process. Designers must be willing to try, willing to fail, and most importantly be willing to persevere. Success is the result of practice. Confidence is the result of success. To truly be a designer is to practice design.


  • MFA, Boston University
  • BA, Mount St. Joseph University

Recent Professional Highlights

  • 2018: Top 100, Golden Bee 13 Global Biennale of Graphic Design (Russia)
  • 2018: Top 100, Mut zur Wut (Germany)
  • 2018: The 16th International Biennale of Theatre Poster (Poland)
  • 2017: Graphic Matters Speak Up Poster Project (the Netherlands)
  • 2017: Poster Quadrennial Bardejov (Slovakia)
  • 2016: Echoes: Environment and Simultaneously International Design Exhibition (Colombia)
  • 2015: Finalist: International Graphic Design Awards (Taiwan)
  • 2015: Branding: Inteleos (U.S.)
  • 2014: Branding: Beautiful You MRKH Foundation (U.S.)
  • 2013: Pro bono: Font Aid VI: Aster Affects (U.S.)
  • 2012: Branding: StoryMe (Belgium)
  • 2012: Branding: Einat Food Industries (Israel)
  • 2012: Asia-Pacific Design No.7
  • 2012: Branding: MIT Club of Boston (U.S.)

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, The American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA)
  • Member, China International Design Educator Association (CIDEA)
  • Member, The Society of Typographic Arts (STA)
  • Member, Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA)
  • Member, Worldwide Graphic Designers (WGD)
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Courses Taught

  • ADG 700 Graphic Design Graduate Internship
  • ADG 910 Graphic Design Independent Study
  • ADG HS344 Honors Graphic Design III
  • ADG S311 Integrated Advertising
  • ADG S344 Graphic Design III
  • ADG S345 Graphic Design IV
  • ADG S496 Masters Prep
  • ADG S807 The Now/Future of Graphic Design
  • ADG S820 Graphic Design Graduate Studio I
  • ADG S822 Graphic Design Grad Studio II
  • ADG S840 Thesis Research
  • ADG S842 Graphic Design Thesis Studio
  • ADG S844 Thesis Documentation Studio