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Sam Welwood

PhD Student & Research Assistant

University of Texas at Dallas

Phone 906.281.2808

Email sam.welwood@gmail.com
Address
 Dallas, TX

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ABOUT

Sam Welwood is a PhD candidate at the University of Texas at Dallas. She holds an MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts in Graphic Design and a BFA from the Columbus College of Art and Design. Her research is based in typography, fat studies, critical theory, and media theory.

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EDUCATION

2020-Current

University of Texas at Dallas

PhD Student & Research Assistant

Art, Technology, and Emerging Communication

2016-2018

Vermont College of Fine Art

Master of Fine Arts

Graphic Design

2007-2010

The Columbus College of Art and Design

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Metalsmithing, Art History

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2019

Brookhaven College

Adjunct Professor, Visual Communications

2016-2017

Finlandia University

Adjunct Professor, International School of Art & Design​

2009-2010

The Columbus College of Art and Design

Teaching Assistant

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

2019-2020
Impress Designs
Art Director

2017-2018
McGraw-Hill Education
Media Design Coordinator

2019-2015
The Marketing Department Inc.,
Art Director

2010-2012
Marsala Manufacturing
Creative Director

2007-2008
Columbus Museum of Art
Curatorial Intern
 

EXHIBITIONS

& FEATURES

YMILY Podcast
Interview with designer Jason Fowler, 2018

Body Type: An Analysis of Fat Bias and Fat Identity in Graphic Design
Self-Published Thesis, 2018
Group Gallery Show, 2018

VCFA Perpetual Beta Blog
Process Article, Multiple Works, 2017

McGraw-Hill Employee Showcase
Untitled, 2015; Summer, 2017; 2018

Ei9hteen
Group Exhibition, 2018
Thesis; Body Type: An Analysis of Fat Bias and Fat Identity in Graphic Design

Art of Roller Derby
Group Exhibition, 2017
Down Wind Sports | Calumet, MI
Selected works from The Body Project, 2017

Finlandia Faculty Show
Finnish American Heritage Center, Hancock, MI
The Body Project, 2017

Vermont College of Fine Art Spring Pin-up
Semester Two Work, 2017

Vermont College of Fine Art Fall Pin-up
Semester One Work, 2016

Great Lakes Showcase (JURIED)
The Roszca Center | Houghton, MI, 2014
Unbecoming. Self-portrait (Photograph). 2014

heART4Sudan
Ginghamsburg Church | Tipp City, OH, 2012
Plant, Animal, Insect Ring. Sterling silver, resin, praying mantis wing, orangutan hair, leaf. 2010

Awareness Abruzzo
Abruzzo Parco Nationale | Abruzzo, Italy
Covered in Oil. Paper. 2012

heART4Sudan
Ginghamsburg Church | Tipp City, OH, 2011
Transcending Love Necklace. Sterling silver, resin, thread. 2011

Beyond The Fold (JURIED)
Desotoro Gallery | Savannah, GA, 2011
Portrayed or Betrayed. Sterling silver, fine silver,, handmade paper, letterpress. 2010

The 131st Student Show (JURIED)
Columbus College of Art and Design
Multiple Works, 2010

Desotoro Gallery Website and Blog
Photo of work: Portrayed or Betrayed, 2011

The Columbus College of Art and Design Website Student Feature, Photo of: Portrayed or Betrayed, 2011

The Columbus College of Art and Design Website
Student Feature, Photo of: Sugar and Spice, 2010

Biophilia
Columbus College of Art and Design
Solo Thesis Exhibition, 2010

Rings for Haiti
Online Exhibition and Auction, 2010

The 130th Student Show (JURIED)
Columbus College of Art and Design
Multiple Works, 2010

The President’s Show (JURIED)
Digital Print. Northern Michigan University, 2006

AFFILIATIONS

Association Typographique 
Internationale (ATYPI)
Member

American Institute of
Graphic Arts (AIGA)
Member

Popular Culture Association
(PCAACA)
Member

CONFERENCES

2021
“Body Type: Fat Phobic Semiotics in Typography,” Popular Culture Association, Boston (to be held virtually due to COVID-19)

2018
“Body Type: An Analysis of Fat Bias and Fat Identity in Graphic Design,” AIGA Chicago Design Week and Design Incubation Colloquium, Chicago

2018
“Body Type: An Analysis of Fat Bias and Fat Identity in Graphic Design,” DePaul Computing and Digital Media Department; Lecture and Workshop

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

2021
Abstract Reviewer, Design Incubation Colloquium Series

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TEACHING PHILOSOPHY

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