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Jeff Joiner

Jeff Joiner is an Associate Professor of Practice, Co-chair of the Graphic Design Program, and Director of FourDesign, a student-run, faculty-led design studio, in the School of Visual Arts at Virginia Tech. He received his MFA in Innovation Studies with a Concentration in Design Research from the University of North Texas in 2014. Prior to teaching, Jeff worked as an art director, designer and creative director in Dallas, Austin, Los Angeles, Memphis and Jackson, MS. His work has been recognized by Graphis, Print, LogoLounge, the US Ad Review, the Black Book AR100 and the American Advertising Federation, and he was recently honored with the 2020 "Advertising Person of the Year" Award by the Roanoke AAF. His students have won also numerous awards at the National Student Show and Conference, the AIGA Flux Awards, and the American Advertising Federation Awards, and have had work from his classes featured in Luerzer’s Archive, Graphis and Graphic Design USA.