Tim Hossler, MFA

School of Architecture & Design - Design
Assistant Professor
Primary office:
Marvin Studios
Room 136
University of Kansas
1467 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, KS 66045


Summary

As the former in-house art director for photographer Annie Leibovitz, Tim helped Ms. Leibovitz create her most memorable images, books and exhibitions of the late 90’s through the early 2000’s. Tim holds a degree in Architecture from Kansas State University, 1993, and a MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art, 2005. He has held the positions of Director of Design at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) and Art Director of The Wolfsonian-Florida International University in Miami Beach. He currently teaches design history, photo culture and visual communications at the University of Kansas. His academic research focuses on working with photographers, artists and cultural institutions to produce experimental forms of visual narratives. He is currently focused on the research and development of Looking for Havana, the first book in an ongoing series which will serve as a time capsule to a changing city. These guides will explore how visual culture defines our ideas of place.

Education

M.F.A., 2D Design, Cranbrook Academy of Art

Summer Institute in Graphic Design, Graphic Design, Maine College of Art

Milton Glaser Master Portfolio Class, Graphic Design, School of Visual Art (SVA)

B.Arch, Architecture, Kansas State University

Japan Architecture+Culture Study Program, Architecture and Culture study in Japan, Kansas State University

Italy Semester Abroad, Architecture+Culture study in Italy, Kansas State University

Teaching Interests

  • Graphic Design
  • Design
  • Exhibition Design
  • Book Design
  • Poster Design
  • Art Direction
  • Magazine Design
  • Photography
  • Visual Culture
  • Photo Culture
  • Environmental Graphics
  • Experiential Graphic Design
  • Experiential Design
  • Place Making
  • Space Making
  • Study Abroad
  • Cuba

Research

Research focus: Collaborating with artists and cultural institutions to create visual narratives.

Research Interests

  • Graphic Design
  • Design
  • Exhibition Design
  • Book Design
  • Poster Design
  • Art Direction
  • Magazine Design
  • Photography
  • Image Making
  • Environmental Graphics
  • Experiential Graphic Design
  • Experiential Design
  • Place Making
  • Space Making
  • Comparing Cultures
  • Havana
  • Cuba
  • Guide Books
  • Narrative Design
  • Storytelling

Selected Publications

Hossler, T. McLeod, G. Itälahti, M. & Martinsson, T. (2015). Rephotographic Powers: Revisiting Rephotography at Photomedia 2014. Photographic Powers–Helsinki Photomedia 2014, 45–83.

Hossler, T. (2014). Designing Tim Walker: Story Teller Book and Exhibition. Fashion and Its Multi-Cultural Facets, 179–184.

Selected Awards & Honors

An Artist on the Eastern Front: Feliks Topolski, 1941, exhibition catalogue, selected for the AIGA KC AXII Exhibition for its outstanding design
AIGA KC
2016

New Farmers, exhibition design, selected as a winner in the 2016 Print Regional Design Annual
Print Magazine
2016

New Farmers, newspaper, acquired by the Spencer Museum of Art
Spencer Museum of Art, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
2016

The Hereditary Estate, artist monograph, recognized in the PDN Photo Annual as one of the best designed photo books of 2014
Photo District News
2015

Tim Walker: Story Teller, artist monograph, acquired by the Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
2013


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