Karyn Jimenez-Elliott

Associate Professor

JWU Faculty Since 2008

Karyn Jimenez-Elliott

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About Karyn

With a BFA in Graphic Design from Moore College of Art & Design and an MFA in Museum Exhibition Planning & Design from University of the Arts, Karyn Jimenez-Elliott has been working in the design industry as an art director, graphic designer and package designer for the last 15-plus years. In addition to working in firms, she has taught at Philadelphia University, Salve Regina University and has served as a full-time Associate Professor of Graphic Design at Johnson & Wales University since 2007. Though teaching full-time, she is actively engaged in the design industry as a freelance designer, taking on a variety of clients ranging from political organizations to international corporations and small local clients.

Jimenez-Elliott is passionate about design for social impact and often designs in response to current political events. In addition to being passionate about social justice, she also donates her design services to animal rescue organizations across the country. She is a project-based teacher who brings her industry experience to life in the classroom through her teaching style and assigned projects.


  • M.F.A., University of the Arts
  • B.F.A., Moore College of Art & Design

I really love watching students grow in the program, grow as individuals and grow as designers.

Scholarly Interests

Branding, Book Design, Logotype Design, Museum Exhibition Planning and Design, Typography

Q&A with Karyn

What Is Your Favorite Teaching Moment?

When I witness that exact moment where things just click for the student, and you realize that you've helped them reach their potential. You see the pride they have in themselves and for the work they have created.