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Graphic Design


Kate LaMere is an experienced professional graphic designer and a noted researcher. She holds Ph.D. and MA degrees in design from the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities and studied the history of decorative arts at Bard Graduate Center. Her BFA in graphic design is from Iowa State University.

Her recent graphic design work has been published in The Big Book of Green Design , Packaging Design Magazine, and won an American Graphic Design Award of Excellence. Dr. LaMere's book arts stretch the meaning of "book," and recent received a Bronze Award for Fine Arts in Creative Quarterly 15.

Dr. LaMere conducts qualitative research that integrates methods and theories from other disciplines, such as cultural studies, history, sociology, and anthropology to better under the nature of graphic design professional practice. In addition to publications of her research, she has spoken at conferences in the US and England. She leads student tours of England and Scotland, has served on the board of AIGA Raleigh, and is the recipient of a variety of research, teaching, and artists grants.

She lives in metropolitan Greenville, NC with her husband, son, and a variety of oddly named mammalian companions. Her time in the land of Paul Bunyan, the Jolly Green Giant, and Jessie Ventura has led to a false belief that she is short.