Professor
Department of Art

Kenneth Fitzgerald

2007 Barry Arts Building 4600 Monarch Way
Norfolk, 23529

Author of Volume: Writings on Graphic Design, Music, Art, and Culture, self-published The News of the Whirled, a novel in the form of a magazine, artist books in the Franklin Furnace/Museum of Modern Art/Artists Books collection.

M.F.A. in Design, Massachusetts College Of Art, (1996)

B.F.A. in Ceramics, Massachusetts College of Art, (1983)

Research Interests

Critical writing

Articles

Fitzgerald, K. (2017). Singing the surface. Man ifesto featur e—design and text.
Fitzgerald, K. (2017). Learning by numbers: eleven lessons taught only in design school. Design Observer.
Fitzgerald, K. (2016). Laura Rossi Garcia: dialectic designer. AIGA Design Educators Community journal.
Fitzgerald, K. (2016). Turn over. AIGA Design Educators Community journal.
Fitzgerald, K. (2015). Thinking About Teaching. AIGA Design Educators Community journal.
Fitzgerald, K. (2015). The team player. AIGA Design Educators Community journal.
Fitzgerald, K. (2014). Yourselves: declaring ourselves. Design Observer.
Fitzgerald, K. (2014). The great third grade juice pouch riot. AIGA Design Educators Community journal.
Fitzgerald, K. (2011). I Believe in Design. Premsela, Netherlands Institute for Design and Fashion 1 (3).
Fitzgerald, K. (2009). Design's Just Dessert. Voice: AIGA Journal of Design.
Fitzgerald, K. (2007). The resistance. Voice: AIGA Journal of Design .
Fitzgerald, K. (2007). Visual culture reader. IDEA (322).
Fitzgerald, K. (2006). I come to bury graphic design, not to praise it. IDEA (314).
Fitzgerald, K. (2006). Seeing and reading. IDEA (314).
Fitzgerald, K. (2005). . Four minutes to midnight (2).
Fitzgerald, K. (2005). untitled article. Emigre (69).
Fitzgerald, K. (2005). Martin Venezky's beautiful melancholy. Design Observer.
Fitzgerald, K. (2005). An instructor of concern. Voice: AIGA Journal of Design .
Fitzgerald, K. (2004). Buzz kill. Emigre (67).
Fitzgerald, K. (2004). File under nowhere. Emigre catalog, "Various types".
Fitzgerald, K. (2004). I come to bury graphic design not to praise it. Emigre (66).
Fitzgerald, K. (2003). Quietude. Emigre (64).
Fitzgerald, K. (2002). letter to the editor. Eye (42).
Fitzgerald, K. (2002). What culture wants. Emigre (62).
Fitzgerald, K. (2000). The last wave. Emigre (54).
Fitzgerald, K. (1998). Fanfare for the common hack. Eye (27).
Fitzgerald, K. (1998). letter to the editor. Critique (9).
Fitzgerald, K. (1998). Skilling saws and absorbent catalogs. Emigre (48).
Fitzgerald, K. (1997). On Creem magazine: 1970-1976. Emigre (41).
Fitzgerald, K. (1996). letter to the editor. Emigre (38).
Fitzgerald, K. (1996). letter to the editor. Eye (23).

Books

Fitzgerald, K. (2010). Volume: Writings on Graphic Design, Music, Art, and Culture. Princeton Architectural Press.

Book Chapters

Fitzgerald, K. (2015). Fuck All Modes of Criticism 1 Critical Uncritical Post-critical (pp. 87–94) London: Modes of criticism.
Fitzgerald, K. (2014). Chaos theories and uncertainty principles Thought experiments in graphic design education Books from the future.
Fitzgerald, K. (2013). 12 views of 120 posters Graphic advocacy: International posters for the digital age 2001-2012 Massachusetts College of Art Foundation.
Fitzgerald, K. (2009). Skilling Saws and Absorbent Catalogs; The Last Wave; What Culture Wants Emigre No. 70 the Look Back Issue: Selections from Emigre Magazine 1-69. Celebrating 25 Years of Graphic Design (pp. 512) San Francisco, CA: Gingko Press.
Fitzgerald, K. (2006). About Time: design music and the play instinct, monograph of Robert Appleton (Graphis).
Fitzgerald, K. (2005). An instructor of concern Allworth Press.
Fitzgerald, K. (2000). Seen and not seen Allworth Press.

Presentations

Fitzgerald, K. (February 23, 2011). Implosure CAA 2011 Annual Conference New York, New York.
Fitzgerald, K. (October 9, 2010). "Social economies: enterprise and a new cultural geography" New Contexts / New Practices Raleigh, NC.
Fitzgerald, K. (June 3, 2010). "First, Class" UCDA Design Education Summit: Designing Designing: Examining how we do what we do University of Kansas.
Fitzgerald, K. (January 22, 2010). "New kids, sell outs, and celebrity suicides" North Carolina State University College of Design biennial graduate symposium: Design, community, and the rhetoric of authenticity Raleigh, NC.
Fitzgerald, K. ( 2008). Gettin' R-E-S-P-E-C-T in the academy: what constitutes graphic design research UCDA Design Educators Summit .
Fitzgerald, K. ( 2007). The Graphic Equalizer Intent/Content: AIGA design education conference Nashville, TN.
Fitzgerald, K. ( 2004). Indiscipline College Art Association Annual Conference Seattle, WA.
Fitzgerald, K. ( 2004). not-design, not-art: Crafting and naming an interdisciplinary curriculum College Art Association Annual Conference Seattle, WA.
Fitzgerald, K. ( 2003). Professional suicide Design: Refining our knowledge: International graphic design education conference Minneapolis MN.
Fitzgerald, K. ( 2002). Dissolve/reveal College Art Association Annual Conference Philadelphia, PA.
  • 2005: Greater Richmond Awards for Design Excellence, Best 1 or 2-color work, AIGA/Richmond
  • 2002: Greater Richmond Awards for Design Excellence, Outstanding Merit Award, AIGA/Richmond
  • 2000: News of the whirled #2 selected for 22nd annual "100 Show" , American Center for Design
  • 1999: News of the whirled #2 selected for Design Show of Excellence , AIGA/Richmond