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Jan Conradi joined Rowan University in 2009. She has over twenty years of experience in design education teaching the entire range of undergraduate design education, but her primary focus is raising student understanding of design history and typography. As Professor of Graphic Design at the State University of New York at Fredonia, she worked with colleagues to coordinate the graphic design program. Prior to that, she taught at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.
Jan's book, "Unimark International: The Design of Business and the Business of Design" will be published October 2009 by Lars Müller Publishers in Switzerland. She has published numerious articles on design history and education, including Reading, Writing, Design and Communication, an essay for Typo #32; Slow Typography: Making Time for Excellence, published in Interrobang, journal of the Society of Typographic Aficionados; and Stewards of the Typographic Landscape: A Model for Education, presented as a feature article by Icograda. Her project and course materials have been featured in books by Phil Meggs, Rob Carter, Elizabeth Resnick, and Steven Heller.
As a guest lecturer at Rochester Institute of Technology, Jan shares her research with Professor Roger Remington‚s design history students. She is frequently a presenter at conferences including the TypeCon conferences sponsored by The Society of Typographic Aficionados; AIGA Education conferences; and the Design Exchange International Conference in Toronto.
Jan earned a Master of Arts (Graphic Design) and a Bachelor of Science (Journalism; minor in Graphic Design) from Iowa State University. She is a member of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) and the Society of Typographic Aficionados (SoTA). Prior to her career in education, she was an Art Director at Wm. C. Brown Publishers in Dubuque, Iowa.