Jenny El-Shamy

Jenny El-Shamy

Area Coordinator, Graphic Design

Senior Lecturer, Graphic Design

Co-Director, ServeDesign Center

  • Fine Arts Building 414
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  • M.F.A., Studio Art, Graphic Design, Indiana University Bloomington, 1999
  • B.A., Studio Art, Indiana University Bloomington, 1995


Jenny is a professional graphic designer with over 20 years of industry experience. Before starting her own design studio, she worked professionally in the publishing industry and at design firms in Cincinnati and Chicago where her clients included Target, American Girl, Bath & Body Works, Simon and Schuster, and Totes-Isotoner. Her work has been featured in Print and Step-By-Step Graphics magazines, and included in shows by the AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts), the Chicago Book Clinic, and the Art Directors Club of Cincinnati.

In addition to her professional practice, Jenny is a graphic design educator. Her research interests are service-learning, design for non-profits, and design for social impact. Her most recent community collaborations have been with the Shalom Community Center, a resource center for people who are living in poverty and experiencing homelessness; Middleway House, a home providing safe living conditions, education, and information to women and children who are victims of domestic violence; and Hilltop Garden and Nature Center, an educational resource providing adult and youth programming for Bloomington and the surrounding community.