Larry Clarkson, Associate Professor of Graphic Design

Larry Clarkson
Associate Professor of Graphic Design

/// MGD (Master of Design) 1981, College of Art & Design, University of Illinois
MFA Thesis 1981: A Design Methodology
/// BFA Graphic Design 1976, College of Art & Art History, University of Utah

Areas of teaching expertise: graphic design and illustration – methodology, history, theory and practice.

Larry Clarkson has been a successful graphic designer and design communications consultant for more than forty years. He was a principal partner in the design firm Smith & Clarkson, president of Clarkson Twede, an advertising and design group, and since 2000 he has been the principal design consultant for Clarkson Creative. His art and design work has been honored with numerous awards of excellence, and his identity, packaging, and publication designs have appeared in national and international exhibitions, design books and publications including Creativity, AIGA, Print and Graphis. Since 2005, Larry has taught design at Weber State University. He has also been an instructor at the University of Illinois, the University, of Utah, Brigham Young University and Westminster College. Larry has served on the board of numerous art and design organizations, including president of the Salt Lake Art Directors Club, and co-founder and first director of the Entrada Institute.