As the Director (and former Graduate Director) of the School of Graphic Design, I manage one of the largest design programs in the country — comprised of hundreds of students from around the world, and dozens of instructors from throughout the profession — in one of the world's great creative capitals.

I joined the Academy of Art University in 2004 as the Graduate Director. Since that time, i have worked with innumerable students — developing the ideas that would set them on their path to success. The resulting output is voluminous, here are a just few places where one could find a taste:

AAU School of Graphic Design General Info
AAU School of Graphic Design Student Portfolios
AAU School of Graphic Design Student Projects

A small sampling of recent accolades includes the following:
Communication Arts Magazine Typography Annual
Print Magazine International Student Awards


Chalkboard art courtesy Chad Cameron (MFA, Class of 2008)
Photo courtesy Jock McDonald

In 2017, I took over from longtime executive director Mary Scott, who now serves as director emeritus.

Photo courtesy Sean McGuire (BFA, Class of 2006)

AAU School of Graphic Design Faculty and Staff
Phil Hamlett, Director
Anitra Nottingham, Director
Mary Scott, Director Emeritus
Tom McNulty, Associate Director
Hunter Wimmer, Associate Director
John Nettleton, Associate Director
Jeremy Stout, Associate Director Online
William Culpepper, Associate Director Online
Samantha Perkins, Online Coordinator
Karen Barrett, Manager
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