Karyn Jimenez-Elliott

Associate Professor

JWU Faculty Since 2008


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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, I've been working in the design industry as an Art Director, Graphic Designer and Package Designer for the last 15+ years. In addition to working in firms, I've taught at Philadelphia University, Salve Regina University and have been a full-time Associate Professor of Graphic Design at Johnson & Wales University since 2007. Though teaching full-time, I'm actively engaged in the design industry as a freelance designer, taking on a variety of clients: from political organizations, large international corporations, to small local clients. I'm passionate about design for social impact and often designing in response to current political events. In addition to being passionate about social justice, I continually donate my services to animal rescue organizations across the country. I am a project based teacher, who draws on my industry experience, translating that into the classroom... from my teaching style, to the projects that I assign.


  • 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.