Profile

Gary Rozanc

Designer, Developer & Educator

Gary is an assistant professor of graphic design at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and the Education Director for AIGA Baltimore. Gary received his BA in graphic design from Cleveland State University and his MFA in Visual Communications from the University of Arizona.

Gary has presented his research and findings at international and national peer-reviewed conferences including AIGA’s bi-annual National Conference “Head, Heart, Hand” and the “International Conference on Design Principles & Practices.”

Research

Research

Gary’s research interests lie in determining the necessary competencies required to innovate communications, products, and services in screen-based environments so that an effective pedagogy can be developed. Gary’s specifically interested in determining the core skill sets required of entry-level interactive and user experience designers.

In May 2014 Gary’s grant proposal “Web Designer Competencies Inventory and Recommendations for Inclusion in Design Curricula,” developed in support of this effort, was awarded the AIGA DEC Design Faculty Research Grant. The resulting research grew into the Design Edu Today podcast, a bi-weekly interview with design practitioners.

Gary’s forthcoming publication Browsers, Devices, and Fonts: A designer’s guide to fonts and how they function on the web (CRC Press, December 2018) is a theoretical and technical guide that helps visual communication and other design professionals anticipate how typographic choices in web page structure will behave as live code in a responsive environment.

Teaching

Teaching

Gary’s a tenure track assistant professor of graphic design at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. While Gary loves all things design, he specializes in teaching responsive web design and user experience design.

Gary’s developed and presented nationally recognized curricula that identifies intervention points for students to create contextual and empathetic designs.

You can follow Gary’s courses on his class blog and screencasts on Vimeo.

News

News