Lisa Jayne Willard

Lisa Jayne Willard

Visiting Assistant Professor, Graphic Design

  • Fine Arts Building 410
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  • M.F.A., Communication Design, Texas State University, 2017
  • B.A., Fine Art (Drawing + Sculpture), Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 1985
  • A.A., Fine Art, Southwestern Illinois College, 1981


Lisa is a designer with more than 25 years experience. Her practice includes creative direction, graphic design, commissions and client-based freelance projects. She specializes in print, branding and writing, and she has designed projects that include book design, advertising, educational marketing, UX/UI design and much more. 

She graduated with an MFA in Communication Design from Texas State University, where she also taught in the BFA Communication Design program.

After researching and writing a thesis on the recontextualization and use of the atlas as a design container, Lisa is often working on her latest personal projects using maps and data in various formats.

When not immersed in all things design she might be backpacking around Europe, sitting on a beach, visiting her home NYC, hanging with one of her three kids in NYC, STL or ATX, practicing or teaching yoga, riding her bike, trying to take cool photos of her cat Lucille for Instagram—and reading everything she can carry or fit on her Kindle.