Eric is an Associate Professor of Graphic Design at the University of Illinois. He has worked as a professional designer for such companies as Razorfish and Texas Instruments. His research as a professor explores how design can be sustainable and consequently how to teach it. Eric has a BFA in Industrial/Graphic design from the University of Michigan and an MFA in Design from the University of Texas.
As I've written before about teaching sustainability in manageable chunks, I took the opportunity this fall 2011 semester to continue to perfect this pedagogy. I allow the students to only... read more →
“Clever work wins awards; smart work wins clients.” – Eric Karjuouto, founder, SmashLab I recently had the distinct pleasure to judge two competitions that focused on printed and digital... read more →
This is the second in three installments of an in-depth look at the future of design education... the designer as social entrepreneur. Communication Design students graduate from universities across North... read more →
This is the first in three installments of an in-depth look at the future of design education... the designer as social entrepreneur. J. Gregory Dees (Duke University's Fuqua School of Business,... read more →
I had the distinct pleasure this past Thursday (April 14, 2011) to speak at the AIGA Wisconsin's "Sustainable Design Thinking" event. Modern's Species' Gage Mitchell was the facilitator for me getting... read more →
Yesterday I was awarded a $22,500 grant from the University of Illinois Student Sustainability Committee to investigate a more sustainable means of making paper from agri-fiber and agri-fiber waste. I... read more →