Joel Katz
Adjunct Professor
MFA, Yale University
BFA, Yale University
BA, Yale University

Joel Katz is an adjunct professor in the Graphic Design department. He is principal in the firm of Joel Katz Design Associates, internationally known for its information design and wayfinding programs in Philadelphia, Portland, Ore., and Omaha. He lectures on information design and has exhibited his photography in the U.S. and Europe. He taught at the University of the Arts from 1974 to 1984 and since 2009. He has taught at Yale, RISD, Philadelphia University and John Cabot University in Rome.

Katz won the prestigious Rome Prize in 2002. In the same year, he was elected a fellow of the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts, of which he was a founder and its first president. His work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, New York, and the Museums of Modern Art in Tokyo and Kyoto.

At Yale, he won the Strong Prize for American Literature for his book And I Said No Lord, which was published by the University of Alabama Press in 2014. His other books are Designing Information: Human Factors and Common Sense (Wiley, 2012) and Brand Atlas, co-authored with Alina Wheeler BFA '70 (Illustration) [Wiley, 2011].

Class Schedule, Spring 2017

M,TH01:00PM - 03:50PMDesign for Understanding

Contact Info

Office: Anderson Hall 6TH
Tel: 215-717-6225
Fax: 215-717-6632