BiographyPhilip Loubere is an associate professor of Visual Communication at Middle Tennessee State University, US. He teaches applications and advanced classes in the visual communication sequence, including Information Web Design. Prior to joining the School, he worked as a news artist at three West Coast newspapers-The Seattle Times, the San Jose Mercury News and The Orange County Register-over a period of 12 years from 1996 to 2008. Before that, he taught art and design classes at Pierce College and at the University of Puget Sound, both in Tacoma, Washington.
He has received or shared in eight awards from AEJMC, the Society for News Design, Best of the West, Greater Bay Area Journalism and News Artist Organization and, prior to his newspaper career, had his artwork in six solo shows, twenty-one juried group shows and ten invitational shows, earning six awards, including Best of Show, Patron and Purchase.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Visual Communication, information graphics, illustration, web design, front-end coding, history of communication technology
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