Jacob Ricks

  • Instructor of Art

Education

  • M.F.A. in Graphic Design, Academy of Art University, In Progress
  • B.F.A. in Graphic Design, Brigham Young University-Idaho, 2005

Each of us holds an intrinsic longing towards creation. History shows thoughtful images full of meaning painted and carved in obscure caves dating back 32,000 years. It is instinctual for us to create. The ability of creativity is often thought of as talent you are born with, but it is really pursued interest — meaning what we practice we become good at. The creation of art and design are applied knowledge, practiced insight, powerful and planned motivation.


Education


  • M.F.A. in Graphic Design, Academy of Art University, In Progress
  • B.F.A. in Graphic Design, Brigham Young University-Idaho, 2005

Courses


  • Art Major: Graphic Design I, II & III, Typography I, Data Visualization
  • Computer Science Major: Authoring for the Web

 


Teaching Positions & Professional Experience


  • Joined the Southern Virginia University faculty in 2018
  • Taught Graphic Design Courses at Brigham Young University-Idaho, 2017–2018
  • Creative Director at Black Card, a global credit card company, 2009–2017
  • Graphic Designer at McNeil Development, 2006–2009
  • Owner and Creative Director of Direction Marketing and Design, 2005–2009
  • Graphic Designer at DocuTech Corp, 2005–2006

Scholarship & Creative Work


  • Featured in the book “The Graphic Design Process: How to be successful in design school” by Anitra Nottingham and Jeremy Stout
  • Commissioned to create the new signage at Boxerwood Nature Center and Woodland Garden
  • Unpublished book: “Audubon’s America” — showcasing the journals and art of John James Audubon

Awards, Leadership & Service


  • Online Course Representative, Information Design, Brigham Young University-Idaho, 2017–2018
  • Missionary, Long Beach, California Mission, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1999–2001

Memberships


  • American Institute of Graphic Arts
  • College Art Association of America