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John V Clarke

Professor Emeritus


College of Arts and Sciences: Art and Design


Email: John V Clarke
Phone: 937-229-3247
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John V. Clarke is an associate professor of visual communication design at the University of Dayton in Ohio and is the design director of dialogue3. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, where he earned an MFA in graphic design, he was previously a member of the design faculty at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His work in both print and electronic-based design has received recognition from the Art Directors Club, American Center for Design, American Association of Museums, Print magazine, and other design publications and organizations. At the national level, he has given presentations on the importance of typographic study in design education (AIGA-American Association of Graphic Arts) and the principles of effective information design - most notably to Major League Baseball owners and general managers. With a strong focus on typography in his professional work, John has taught courses ranging from investigations of the hand-drawn and hand-carved letter to advanced undergraduate studies in information design and sustainability in design.


  • M.F.A., Rhode Island School of Design, Graphic Design, 1996
  • B.F.A., University of Dayton, Visual Communication Design, 1993
  • Associates Degree, Sinclair Community College, Liberal Arts, 1981