Kathy Mueller

Kathy Mueller

  • Lew Klein College of Media and Communication

    • Advertising and Public Relations

      • Associate Professor

Biography

Kathy Mueller loves her skills as an art director, a designer and an educator. She cherishes the opportunity to share her excitement and expertise to facilitate growth. She sees herself as a problem solver and an applied artist and hopes to inspire her students to be the same.

Always active in the design and advertising community, Mueller served a two-year term on the board of AIGA Philadelphia, the professional association for design, and she continues to volunteer on committees for the organization. Her creative work has been awarded by prestigious organizations including Art Directors Club Global and Type Directors Club.

Mueller received her MFA in Graphic & Interactive Design in 2014 from the Tyler School of Art at Temple and holds a BFA from Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia. She served as adjunct instructor of graphic design and illustration at Moore from 2007 to 2010. Prior to setting up shop as a freelance art director and designer in 2008, Mueller spent three years at a branding agency. She also studied at the graduate level in Rome in 2010 with School of Visual Arts and again in 2013 with Tyler School of Art.

Courses Taught

Number

Name

Level

ADV 2001

Intermediate Digital Design Tools for Advertising

Undergraduate

ADV 3052

Art Direction I: Concept & Layout

Undergraduate

ADV 5504

Visual Communication and Branding

Graduate

Education

Education

Field

School

MFA

Graphic and Interactive Design

Temple University Tyler School of Art

BFA

Graphic Design

Moore College of Art & Design

Publications

Print Regional Design Annual 75, 12/2015

Graphis New Talent Annual 2015 by B. Martin Pedersen

Typography 35, Type Directors Club Annual, 2015

Creative Anarchy by Denise Bosler, 2015

Mastering Type: The Essential Guide to Typography for Print and Web Design by Denise Bosler, 2012

Design: Paper: A Seductive Collection of Alluring Paper Designs by Public School, 2012

Logo Lounge Master Library: Type and Calligraphy by Catharine Fishel and Bill Gardner, 2012

Service

Name

Type of Service

Positon

Dates Active

Women’s Leadership and Diversity Initiative Committee

AIGA Philadelphia

Volunteer

2015-Present

 

 

Awards

Title

Type of Award

Date

Creativity International Awards

Silver Award

2015

Graphis

Gold Award

2015

Graphis

Merit Award

2015

Type Directors Club

Excellence Award

2014

Art Directors Club

Merit Award

2014

Gallery Exhibitions

A’ Design Winners’ Exhibition, Traveling International, 2016–2017 (international juried)

MOOD, Ex Chiesa di San Francesco, Como, Italy; Cube Design Museum, Museumplein, Kerkrade, Netherlands; Bologna Design Week, Italy; Shenzhen International Industrial Design Fair, Shenzhen, China

TDC60, Traveling International, 2014–2015 (international juried)
The Cooper Union Gallery, New York, NY; ATypI, BAU, Barcelona, Spain; Heiwa-Shigyo Paper Voice, Osaka, Japan; University of Bridgeport, Connecticut; The Emporium Shopping Complex, Bangkok, Thailand; Humber College, Toronto, Canada; JWT London, London, England; DiMad, Madrid, Spain; Goethe-Institut, Hanoi, Vietnam; Savannah College of Art & Design, Georgia; HCM at the Museum, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; MuVIM, Valencia, Spain; Savannah College of Art & Design, Atlanta, Georgia; Granada, Seville, Cadiz, Spain; Savannah College of Art and Design, Hong Kong; Taiwan Tech, Taipei, Taiwan; Almeria, Spain; Moscow, Russia