Dave Richardson

Associate Professor of Graphic Design
Department of Art • Eastern Illinois University
Office: 2818 Doudna Fine Arts Center • drichardson@eiu.edu
blog/portfolio site: rockyhillstudio.com

Fall 2016 class links

Go to ART2910 Fall 2016 (Introduction to Graphic Design)
Go to ART3912 Fall 2016 (Interactive and Motion Graphics I)
Go to ART4912 Fall 2016 (Interactive and Motion Graphics III)

Recent work{ updated 8.14 }

Screen from "On a Prophet," a film-poem, 2014

On a Prophet screened at Visible Verse 2014 in Vancouver, wins First Prize for Best Editing for Poetic Effect at Liberated Words III in Bristol

On a Prophet had both simplicity and emotional complexity, was truly compelling, and all of its elements formed a stunningly integrated whole,” noted judges Helen Moore and Howard Vause at Liberated Words III (2014)


Screens from "Migrations," a film-poem, 2014

Recent news{ updated 8.14 }

Migrations, a video poem written and designed in 2014, was curated into the exhibition, "Poems, Places & Soundscapes" in the Cube Gallery at The Phoenix in Leicester, UK. The international exhibition ran April 7-15, 2014.

Migrations is a finalist for best editing of sound/music in the Rabbit Heart Film Poetry Festival and will be screened fall of 2014 in Worcester, Massachusetts.

On a Prophet, a collaboration with Duluth-based Kathleen Roberts, was screened at the group show With Sirens Blaring at the Prøve Collective in Duluth, Minnesota, August 8-23, 2014. The film-poem has been juried into Liberated Words III in Bristol, UK, to be screened fall 2014.

Richardson will be giving a guest lecture at Southern Utah University as part of the Art Insights Lecture Series in November 2014 in Cedar City, Utah.

View Richardson's motion-poems on Vimeo >>

Screen from "21 Instructions before the Retreat Begins," a video-poem, 2013

Screens from "The Mantis Shrimp," a video-poem, 2012

Selected projects and presentations{ updated 1.14 }


“21 Instructions Before The Retreat Begins,” an original video-poem, designed during summer of 2013 and juried into Liberated Words II, an international poetry film festival, to be screened October 2013, in Bristol, U.K.

“The Mantis Shrimp” published in the online journal, The Atticus Review (atticusreview.org), June 2013.

“Simplifying the Complexities of Interactive Design,” peer-reviewed presentation at the national University & College Designers Association (UCDA)’s Design Education Summit, Chattanooga, TN; May 20, 2013.

“Toward A Hybrid Process: Integrating Analog and Digital Techniques into 2D Foundations,” peer-reviewed presentation at postHaus, 34th Biennial conference for Foundations in Art: Theory and Education (FATE), at The Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia; April 4-6, 2013

“The Mantis Shrimp” curated into and screened at The Body Electric Poetry Film Festival in Fort Collins, Colorado, May 4, 2013.

“JAC Exhibit Gets Graphic: Artists display varied implications of the genre,” by Vicki Bennington in The Telegraph, Alton, IL; March 13, 2013. Interview about the making of “The Mantis Shrimp”.

“The Mantis Shrimp,” curated into the group show Graphic Content at the Jacoby Art Center in Alton, Illinois, March 1 – April 6, 2013.


“The Mantis Shrimp” featured on “Moving Poems: The Best Poetry Videos on the Web,” movingpoems.com, October 2012.

“The Mantis Shrimp” featured on The 22 Magazine’s blog, the22blog.com, Dec. 6, 2012.

“True Mixed Bag: Great Successes and Stunning Failures with Digital Foundation Projects,” a peer-reviewed presentation at Mid-America College Art Association Conference, Detroit; October 3-6, 2012

“The Mantis Shrimp” curated into the international show, “Liberated Words,” at MIX XII, Conference On Merging Intermedia, Pound Arts Centre, Bath Spa University, Corsham, UK, July 17, 2012

“One Part Wood Type, One Part CSS: A Proposal to Blend Traditional Typographic Methods with New Code,” peer-reviewed session presentation at Catch 22: University and College Designers Association’s Annual Design Education Summit; Blacksburg, Virginia, May 2012

“Make Things Move: Integrating Simple Motion Design into 2D Foundations Projects” peer-reviewed session presentation at the 12th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities 2012; Honolulu, Hawaii, January 2012


“Make Things Move: Integrating Simple Motion Design into 2D Foundations Projects,” peer-reviewed presentation at OnStream: FATE/MACAA (Foundations in Art: Theory and Practice/Mid-America College Art Association) Biennel conference 2011; St. Louis, March 2011

Selected graphic design clients, recent print and motion design

Indiana University Foundation, Sleeping Dogs Studio, Monroe Humane, Spokane Public Radio, Lincoln-Sargent Farm Foundation