Communication Design Faculty

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Gordon Robert Salchow

Title: Professor Emeritus
Office: 6487 Aronoff Center
Tel: 513-556-6828

Gordon Salchow was appointed, in 1968, to develop and to administer a new Department of Graphic Design. Its pioneering initiatives and success quickly established the University of Cincinnati as one of graphic design's most respected and influential educational institutions. Salchow has often guest-lectured for design organizations, conferences, and universities. These have included presentations for the American Center for Design, the American Institute of Graphic Arts, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Society of Environmental Graphic Design. He has frequently served on design juries and panels, including over a dozen for the National Endowment for the Arts. His professional work has been recognized in numerous competitions and publications. His articles have been published in a variety of books, magazines, and journals. Salchow was the 2002 recipient of the DAAP College's 'Outstanding Professor of The Year Award', the 1992 recipient of the Cincinnati Art Directors' Club's 'Lifetime Achievement Award' and the 1985 recipient of the Minnesota Graphic Design Association's similar 'Design for Society Award', "given to a person who has devoted much of his life to advancing the quality, understanding, and usefulness of design in society". He was Vice President for the American Institute of Graphic Arts where he served on its National Board of Directors from 1988 to 1993. More recently: In 2005 and 2006 Salchow was featured in a 'Print' Magazine article by Katherine McCoy, at an AIGA conference in Philadelphia, and at an exhibition and a symposium sponsored by the Kansas City Art Institute concerning his role in the development of graphic design education beginning in the 1960's; He was the keynote speaker for a 2007 anniversary symposium 'GD40' at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia; The American Insititute of Graphic Arts has honored him, in 2007, with their select designation as an 'AIGA Fellow'.

Research Information

Research Interests

Graphic Design Design Education Design Aesthetics


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