Judy Livingston

Associate Professor of Graphic Design
Expanded Media
School of Art and Design

"There is no art without design and there is no design without art."

- Judy Livingston

Specialties / Areas of Interest

  • Typography
  • Graphic Design
  • Social Design


Judy Livingston is dedicated to design as a catalyst for ideation, exploration, critical thinking, visual literacy, innovation, and craft. She believes that design is the synthesis of intuitive and rational processes, balancing creativity with intellect, and experimentation with intent.

Her research focuses on creative collaborations for positive societal change. She brings to every classroom the vast experience, management, and leadership skills gained in working with commercial enterprises, cultural institutions, and nonprofit organizations. Judy’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including the Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo) in Rochester, NY, Gallery IANG in Seoul, South Korea, and the Rotonda della Besana in Milan, Italy.

Judy received her Master of Fine Arts degree summa cum laude from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI). Her education includes graduate study abroad at Kyoto Seiko University (Kyoto, Japan), workshops at the Basel School of Design (Basel, Switzerland) and at the Vignelli Center for Design Studies (Rochester, NY), and continuing, non-degree studies at the College for Creative Studies (Detroit, MI).

Courses Taught

  • ART 300 Design for Social Justice
  • ART 300 Expressive Typography
  • ART 213 Integrative Graphic Design
  • ART 300 Integrative Web Design
  • ART 401 Senior Design Studio
  • ART 501 Studio Elective
  • ART 681 Thesis-Electronic Integrated Arts
  • Korea Women Visual Designers’ Association International Invitational, Seoul, Korea
  • The Ubuntu Project, Milan, Italy
  • Extra Bold, Rowan College South Jersey Arts & Innovation Center, Millville NJ
  • SUNY Design Invitational, Tower Fine Arts Gallery and Dowd Gallery, SUNY Brockport and SUNY Cortland
  • Artists’ Self-Portraits, Richard Margolis Gallery, Rochester NY
  • Remote Connections, Fosdick-Nelson Gallery, Alfred NY


  • Graphis Design Annual, Merit Award
  • New York State of Design Exhibition, Judges’ Choice Award
  • Massimo Vignelli Master Designer Workshop, Rochester, NY

Affiliations & Memberships

  • AIGA, the professional association for design, USA
  • International Council of Design (ico-D), Canada
  • Rochester Advertising Federation (RAF), USA
  • University and College Designers Association (UCDA), USA

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