Detailed Information for Jenny Yucus

Jenny Yucus 
Juanita and Ralph Harvey School of Visual Arts
 » Assistant Professor
Office Location
Fain Fine Arts Center C107
Office Hours

 
Phone
Voice: (940) 397-2801
Fax: (940) 397-4369
 
 

Contact Information

jennifer.yucus@mwsu.edu

My Websites

Jennifer Yucus

Interests

Graphic Design and the Role of Social Awareness

Sustainable Design
 


Course Information

  Semester Course #    Section Course Name Location Days / Times
Details Spring 2014 ART 3703, 3713, 4703, 4713, 4733    Graphic Design II -VI    Fain Fine Arts Center C115F

MW 2:00PM-4:50PM

Details Spring 2014 ART 2713    Graphic Design I    Fain Fine Arts Center C115F

MW 2:00PM- 4:50PM

Details Spring 2014 ART 1333    Computers for Artists    Fain Fine Arts Center C115F

MW 5:30-8:20

Details Spring 2014 ART 1113     2-D Design    Fain Fine Arts Center C110

MW 9:30AM-12:20PM

Details Fall 2013 ART 3703, 3713, 4703, 4713, 4733    Graphic Design II -VI    Fain Fine Arts Center C115F

MW 2:00PM-4:50PM

Details Fall 2013 ART 2713    Graphic Design I    Fain Fine Arts Center C115F

MW 2:00PM- 4:50PM

Details Fall 2013 ART 1333    Computers for Artists    Fain Fine Arts Center C115F

MW 5:30-8:20

Details Fall 2013 ART 1113     2-D Design    Fain Fine Arts Center C110

MW 9:30AM-12:20PM

Details Spring 2013 ART 3703, 3713, 4703, 4713, 4733    Graphic Design II -VI    Fain Fine Arts Center C115F

MW 2:00PM-4:50PM

Details Spring 2013 ART 2713    Graphic Design I    Fain Fine Arts Center C115F

MW 2:00PM- 4:50PM

Details Spring 2013 ART 1333    Computers for Artists    Fain Fine Arts Center C115F

MW 5:30-8:20

Details Spring 2013 ART 1113     2-D Design    Fain Fine Arts Center C110

MW 9:30AM-12:20PM

Details Fall 2012 ART 3703, 3713, 4703, 4713, 4733    Graphic Design II - VI    Fain Fine Arts Center C115F

TR 9:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.

Details Fall 2012 ART 2713    Graphic Design I    Fain Fine Arts Center C115F

TR 9:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.

Details Fall 2012 ART 1333    Computers for Artists    Fain Fine Arts Center C115F

TR 5:30-8:20

Details Fall 2012 ART 1113     2-D Design    Fain Fine Arts Center C115

TR 2:00 p.m.- 4:50 p.m

Details Fall 2012 ART 4733    Graphic Design VI    Fain Fine Arts Center C115F

M 5:00

Details Spring 2012 ART 3703, 3713, 4703, 4713, 4733    Graphic Design II -VI    Fain Fine Arts Center C115F

MW 2:00PM-4:50PM

Details Spring 2012 ART 2713    Graphic Design I    Fain Fine Arts Center C115F

MW 2:00PM- 4:50PM

Details Spring 2012 ART 1333    Computers for Artists    Fain Fine Arts Center C115F

TTH 5:30-8:20

Details Spring 2012 ART 1113     2-D Design    Fain Fine Arts Center C110

TTH 9:30AM-12:20PM

Details Fall 2011 ART 3703, 3713, 4703, 4713, 4733    Graphic Design II -VI    Fain Fine Arts Center C115F

TTH 2:00PM-4:50PM

Details Fall 2011 ART 2713    Graphic Design I    Fain Fine Arts Center C115F

TTH 2:00PM- 4:50PM

Details Fall 2011 ART 1333    Computers for Artists    Fain Fine Arts Center C115F

TTH 5:30-8:20

Details Fall 2011 ART 1113    2-D Design    Fain Fine Arts Center C110

TTH 9:30-12:20




Education Background

Institution Degree    Graduation Date
Savannah College of Art and Design MFA, Graphic Design  
University of St. Francis BA, Mass Communications  



Employment Background

Institution Position Start Date / End Date
 Midwestern State University  Assistant Professor of Art/Graphic Design  August 2010  Present
 Savannah College of Art and Design  Graduate Teaching Intern  June 2009  August 2009



Research and Publications

Graphic design is a valuable tool for communicating vision and for engaging people in the process of change, and is vital to social and political activism. As a proactive and problem solving process, graphic design has the power to directly impact and advance the well being of society.


Victor Papanek, a design thinker and activist, was the first to speak out against the disparity that existed between the power and influence of design and the lack of moral responsibility felt by the design profession. He believed that design was the most powerful tool in which humans shape society and themselves. Papanek first spoke out about this social and moral responsibility that designers should uphold in the early 1970s, and his message is still being processed and accepted by designers today. In order to utilize design to its full potential, it must be used in a way that will shape and influence society positively. Graphic design has the ability to sway society and has the potential to aid in social, political, and cultural concerns. My research and design projects are a response to Papanek's call to action and focus on the power of design to change the world.