Ashley Harris

Ashley Harris

Administrative Associate I


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 over 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 many others. While teaching Lucas ran his own studio in Memphis for four years (The Commissary), working on a variety of professional practice projects. In 2006 he formed Faculty of Design.

His design work is featured in Ride to Extraordinary, a 7-episode documentary series streaming on Amazon Prime and Apple TV+, Creative Quarterly Magazine, The Best of Business Card Design 9, 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 and numerous other publications.

In addition, Lucas' professional work has been published alongside other designers from the United States, Germany, UK, Australia, Sweden, Brazil, Denmark, Singapore, Israel, Canada, Mexico, Spain, Hungary, Ireland, Italy and the Netherlands.


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