John Connolly
Master Lecturer
MFA, Yale University
BFA, The University of the Arts

John Connolly is a Master lecturer who currently teaches sophomore Letterform Design and Typography Fundamentals. He has more than 15 years of experience in practicing design, and six years in design education. Prior to forming Ideas On Purpose (IOP), he was a Design Director at Red Sky (Nuforia/BMA) for five years. IOP is a New York City-based design studio specializing in annual reports and branding programs in both print and online for a range of organizations from Fortune 500 corporations to non-profit and educational institutions.

During his career, John led a wide variety of projects from designing and strategizing to managing client relationships. His experience ranges from annual reports and print promotions to identity and branding programs, for clients such as Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, PaineWebber, Seagram/Universal, Texaco, New York University and the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to Red Sky, John was the Art Director for Architecture magazine while working at Design, Writing, Research.

While at Yale, John worked with Edward Tufte on his most recent information design book, "Visual Explanations." An abstract of his Yale master's thesis has been published by the AIGA Journal of Graphic Design. His work has been recognized by the AIGA, I.D. Magazine, the AR100, Communication Arts, Graphic Design USA, International ARC Awards, Step Inside Design and the Strathmore Paper Company. In addition, his work has been published in Making and Breaking the Grid.

Class Schedule, Fall 2017

F01:00PM - 06:50PMVisual Percep. & Lang. of Form

Contact Info

Office: Anderson Hall 6TH
Tel: 215-717-6225
Fax: 215-546-2955