Lucas Charles

Professor, Graphic Design
211 Art and Communication Building

University Curriculum Vita


Lucas Charles was born in Memphis, Tennessee and spent his formative years in Strawberry Plains, Tennessee. He studied graphic design at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville and North Carolina State University, College of Design. Lucas graduated with an MGD in 2002. He has been an educator at the University of Memphis for twenty years teaching courses including Interactive Media I, II + III, Principles of Time-Based Media, Typography I II + III, graduate studio and seminar courses and several others. While teaching Lucas ran his own studio in Memphis for four years (The Commissary), working on a variety of projects including websites, posters, catalogues, and identities. In 2006 he formed Faculty of Design.

Lucas’ work has been published and has received many awards including Gold, Silver and Bronze Addys from Knoxville and Memphis Ad Federation, Gold, Silver and Bronze medals from the AIGA Tenn Show and Design Excellence awards from Push and UCDA. His work is featured in 1,000 Greetings: Creative Correspondence Designed for All Occasions, 1,000 Type Treatments: From Script to Serif, Letterforms Used to Perfection, Adbusters Magazine, Creative Quarterly, Siteinspire.net, Screenfluent.com, CSSmania.com as well as other publications.


LUCAS A. CHARLES (2002), Professor: B.F.A., 1998, University of Tennessee; M.G.D., 2002, North Carolina State University

Sample Work

Los Locos Racing Logo

One Racing Logo

Untitled Racing Logo