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Lucas Charles

Lucas Charles

Associate Professor, Graphic Design

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lcharles@memphis.edu
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Biography

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 nineteen 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 Ten 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, Siteinspire.net, Screenfluent.com, CSSmania.com as well as other publications.

Education

  • North Carolina State University, MGD in Graphic Design
  • The University of Tennessee, BFA in Graphic Design

Experience

  • Center for Multimedia Arts, The University of Memphis
  • The University of Memphis
  • Integrated Industrial Information Inc.
  • North Carolina State University
  • North Carolina Space Institute
  • Kenan Institute of Engineering, Technology and Science
  • The University of Tennessee
  • Robin Easter Design Group
  • Morris Creative Group
  • Design Center, The University of Tennessee

Honors / Awards

  • The University of Memphis Faculty Show
  • Memphis Advertising Federation, Silver Addy
  • Push Conference Exhibition, Design Excellence
  • University and College Designers Association, Design Excellence
  • University and College Designers Association, Design Excellence
  • The University of Memphis Faculty Show
  • North Carolina State University Book Award
  • Raleigh Hunter Fellowship in Visual Design
  • Southeastern Museum Association, Design Excellence
  • Knoxville Advertising Federation, Silver Addy
  • Knoxville Advertising Federation, Gold Addy
  • The University of Tennessee BFA Honors Exhibition
  • The Cyberflix Award
  • The William Kennedy Award, Design Excellence
  • The University of Tennessee 50th Student Art Show
  • Knoxville Advertising Federation, Bronze Addy
  • Knoxville Advertising Federation, Student Silver Addy
  • The University of Tennessee UC Student Art Show
  • The University of Tennessee 49th Student Art Show
  • The University of Tennessee Bookstore Scholarship
  • The Shelley Williams Scholarship
  • Knoxville Advertising Federation, Gold Scholarship

Published Work

  • X 16, 1000 Type Treatments
  • The University of Memphis Magazine
  • Memphis Business Journal
  • Commercial Appeal
  • X 6, 1000 Greetings
  • Work selected and published by Adbusters Magazine
  • X 2, Work selected and published by Adbusters online Magazine
  • Work selected and published by NCSTATE Windhover Magazine
  • Work selected and published by NCSTATE Windhover Magazine
  • Tweak Magazine, Design Journal for the Carolinas

Exhibitions

  • Addy Exhibition
  • X 2, University and College Designers Association
  • X 2, Push Conference Exhibition
  • X 2, The University of Memphis Art Department Faculty Show