Courtney Barr, professor of art/graphic design, has been named associate director of the LSU School of Art. Barr has been a faculty member at LSU for 15 years, and a manager of the Graphic Design Student Office (GDSO), which provides professional design services for university departments and local community organizations.
As associate director, Barr works with School of Art Director Rod Parker to manage the school’s administrative activities. Barr works with fellow faculty, art students, and the community as a liaison on many projects.
Barr is a graphic designer, letterpress artist, and educator. In her work she uses visual explanations to reveal new understandings and perspectives. She merges digital printing techniques with letterpress printing to create unique information/art pieces. Her professional graphic design work has received recognition from AIGA (the Professional Association for Design) and the American Advertising Federation. Her work has been published nationally in the Print Regional Design Annual and Graphic Design USA magazine. She has received research grants, including the LSU Council on Research Summer Stipend Grant and a Junior Faculty Travel Grant. In addition, she has collaborated with researchers on grants from the National Science Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Her work has been exhibited in North Carolina, Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi. Barr received her BA from Lynchburg College and her MFA at East Carolina University.