Richard Doubleday

Richard Doubleday

Associate Professor

225-578-7842 | 322 Art Building
rdoubleday@lsu.edu |

Art/Graphic Design BFA Massachusetts College of Art and Design
MFA Boston University

Richard B. Doubleday is an associate professor in the area of graphic design at Louisiana State University’s School of Art. He holds a 2017–18 Fulbright Fellowship where he is a Senior Scholar at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. Doubleday received his BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design and an MFA in graphic design from Boston University, where he was a Dean’s Scholar. His current research entitled ‘The Genesis of Modern and Contemporary Chinese Graphic Design’, traces the development of modern Chinese graphic design beginning in the Republic of China to The Cultural Revolution to reveal modern Chinese graphic design activities profound affect on the developing contemporary visual language of design in China in an aesthetic, cultural, and design historical context.

Doubleday has taught workshops around the world including China, Ecuador, Mexico, and Peru and has led study abroad programs in China, London, and The Netherlands. He has exhibited his poster designs at many local, national, and international events and competitions around the globe including the Golden Bee, Moscow Biennale of Graphic Design and the International Poster Triennial in Toyama, Japan.

Doubleday has presented lectures and papers on his research in motion graphics, contemporary cultural identity, and graphic design history at recent meetings in China with the support of the Institute of International Education (IIE) and East Asia-Pacific Regional Travel Program, American Indonesian Exchange Foundation (AMINEF). He has also presented papers on his fieldwork at current conferences of international biennials of the poster and SECAC (formerly the Southeastern College Art Conference).

As a professional actively engaged in graphic design practice, Doubleday is currently practicing as an intern at Hua Jiang Design Studio in Beijing, China. He also holds joint honorary professorships at the China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) and Gengdan Academy of Design, Beijing University of Technology.

Doubleday is a contributing author of Dialectic, a scholarly journal of thought leadership, education and practice in the discipline of visual communication design (Ann Arbor, MI, USA: Michigan publishing, 2017), Graphic: 500 Designs that Matter (London, UK: Phaidon Press, 2017), and Ornament and Initial: Beauty of Graphic Design, 17-20th Century (PIE Books, Tokyo 2014). He has been published extensively in leading graphic design journals.


ART 4541 Special Topics in Graphic Design, Typography: Form and Meaning
ART 4541 Special Topics in Graphic Design, Motion Graphics
ART 4561 Survey of Graphic Design History
ART 4564 Senior Graphic Design Capstone
ART 4555 Senior Graphic Design Portfolio
ART 7500 Graduate Graphic Design Seminar