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Kimmie Parker

Headshot - Kimmie Parker

Associate Professor of Graphic Design
Graphic Design Program Director

Location: 320 West Wilson Hall 
Phone: (248) 370-2754
Fax: (248) 370-3377 
E-mail: [email protected]


MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art, 2016. 2D Design
BFA, Wayne State Univeristy, 2008. Studio Art, Graphic Design
BS, Michigan State University, 2005. Merchandising and General Business

Courses Taught at Oakland University
DES 2230 Graphic Design I
DES 3340 Web Design I
DES 3360 Motion Graphics
DES 3900 Special Topics in Graphic Design: Typeface Design
DES 4999 Senior Thesis in Graphic Design

Areas of Interest
The rational vs. the emotional. The role of design in culture—and culture in design.
Technological empathy. Motion design in a live context.

Service/Outreach/Professional Associations

  • Design Inquiry Board of Directors, August 2020-present
  • AIGA National Portfolio Reviewer, July 2020
  • MODE Conference Student Show Judge, April 2020
  • AIGA Decipher Conference Peer Reviewer, October 2018
  • UNESCO Heritage Designation Consultant, May 2017
  • AIGA Detroit Board of Directors, 2011-2019


Oakland University Art and Art History

310 West Wilson Hall
Rochester, MI 48309
(location map)
phone: (248) 370-3375
fax: (248) 370-3377