Quote:“Excellent form making and design aside, my goal is to foster open and critical views for how graphic design can be a force for positive change. I am moved by the excitement and passion that students at UArts have for the power of design and how they can control the creation, dissemination and consumption of communications.”
Bio: Jan is recognized by leading professional organizations and publications worldwide for his contributions to both design and photography. He has participated in numerous solo and group shows and his work is in corporate and private art collections. Jan’s work is also in the permanent collections of The Library of Congress, Washington, DC, the Graphic Design Collection of the National Design Archive at Rochester Institute of Technology, New York, USA , and the Museum of Applied Arts in Brno, Czech Republic.
Jan currently holds an adjunct professorship in the graphic design department at The University of the Arts, Philadelphia (formerly the Philadelphia College of Art), where he has taught part-time since 1985. Many of the courses Jan has taught have involved the development of experimental curricula.
Jan studied at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, holds a BFA with honors in graphic design and photography from the Philadelphia College of Art (now the University of the Arts), and an MJ in journalism and communication theory from Temple University, School of Communications and Theater.