“Our goal is to shape students into
good designers and strong leaders."

The Visual Communication Design Program at Seattle Pacific University is unique in its aim to create both producers and leaders in the field of design. We have worked hard to develop a curriculum that's foundation embraces the spirit of a liberal arts education while crafting experts in the discipline of visual communication. Some of the areas of expertise covered in our curriculum include studies in typography, visual methods, concept development, brand systems, information design, new media and exhibition design.

When students graduate from this program they will have been exposed to critical discourse in the design industry to include form building, critical theories and a variety of media executions. Our graduates are well versed in historical and theoretical applications associated to the profession of visual communications enabling them to take on appropriate professional roles in the design industry. We have confidence in their ability to exhibit leadership skills of value and respect.

Karen Gutowsky-Zimmerman
Professor of Design |


On Display
Opening Reception
Seattle Pacific University Art Center
May 23–June 13
May 29 | 5–7pm
3 W Cremona St, Seattle, WA 98119


Phases are the constructs through which we measure our transformations. In the passage of time they are the markers of advancement, the indicators of new eras. The waning and waxing of the past four years has brought us to the uncharted Fifth Phase.