Jan Ballard

Jan Ballard holds a BFA from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She joined the Texas Christian University faculty in 1986. Since then she has taught and assisted in the development of courses including Communication Graphics, Intermediate Communication Graphics, Typography I, II, and III, Corporate Identity, Publication Design, Professional Recognition, Portfolio and Marketing, and Senior Thesis. Her teaching provides students with a solid foundation of the history and anatomy of type, and an examination of the principles of hierarchy and legibility at work within an individual letterform, to sentence, to paragraph, to page.

In her professional practice, she has worked for non profits, local design studios, regional advertising agencies, and a national public relations firm. Jan’s design work has been featured in Print’s Regional Design Annual, AAF Fort Worth ADDY Awards, and International Association of Business Communicators’ Bronze Quill Awards.