Cheryl Beckett, Associate Professor & Program Coodinator
BFA, MFA, Western Michigan University
Beckham Dossett, Associate Professor & School Director
BFA, University of Texas at Austin
MFA, Cranbook Academy of Art, Michigan
After completing a degree in painting from the University of Texas at Austin, Beckham Dossett returned to the university to study design. Afterward she earned an MFA in Design from Cranbrook Academy of Art. In 2000 she founded Small Project Office, a studio focused on working with arts and educational organizations. Her clients have included the contemporary art quarterly Art Lies, Station Museum of Contemporary Art, artists Mel Chin and Delilah Montoya, and The International Graphic Arts Education Association.
Sibylle Hagmann, Professor
BFA, Basel School of Design, Switzerland
MFA, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
Yoonkyung (Yoon) Kim, Assistant Professor
Prior to joining the University of Houston, Yoon Kim was an Assistant Professor of Visual Coomunication at the University of Oklahoma.
Kim was formerly a Senior Graphic Designer at Deutser in Houston, Texas, where she worked on branding and marketing strategies. She was involved in a wide variety of engagements, and her clients included Houston Community College, PHI Air Medical, Covenant Health System, DePelchin Children’s Center, Houston Center for Literacy, and etc. Her professional work was awarded and received Crystal Awards, Telly Awards, ADDY Awards, Printing Industries of Gulf Coast Awards and more. Previously, she worked at Lucasfilm in San Francisco, California
Kim's interests and research focus on creating new narratives from primary sources including archival documents, public databases, and historical collections, and examining these primary sources that nourish generations of new histories. Kim also founded a studio, The Story, to continue work on her design practice and to provide professional design services focusing on branding, UI/UX design, print and web design.
Kim is a current member of AIGA, the professional association of design; the Society of Experiential Graphic Designs (SEGD); and Korea Society of Design Science.
Fiona McGettigan, Associate Professor
BA, Mercyhurst College
MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art
McGettigan is partner with Alan Krathaus in CORE Design Studio. Her work and research interests reside in typography and language in form of environmental and exhibition narratives, interpretive graphics, public art and placemaking. Her studio focus is in branding, environmental and exhibition design, public art projects and commissions of print, and digital media design with a client base of cultural, educational, non-profit organizations and urban planning groups. Her design work is visible in many of the regions larger cultural institutions, parks and urban spaces. She has received grants for public art and exhibition commissions from Houston Arts Alliance, The City of Houston, Metro, Houston First and the City of Laredo. Her work has been represented in Communication Arts, International Design Magazine, and Cite. McGettigan served on the board of the Texas Chapter of AIGA, and AIGA Houston.