Associate Professor of Graphic Design


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    • Associate Professor of Graphic Design
  • Concentration:

    • Graphic Design
  • Department:

    • Art and Art History
  • Education:

    • Master of Fine Arts


Co-Director and Coordinator – Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition [CIIPE]
Core Faculty – Nancy Richardson Design Center/Design Thinking
Affiliate Faculty – School of Global Environmental Sustainability

Jason Frazier has over 30 years of experience in design, illustration, and education. Currently, he is Associate Professor and undergraduate program coordinator of Graphic Design in the Colorado State University Department of Art & Art History, and is co-director and coordinator of the Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition [CIIPE]. In addition, he is an affiliated faculty with Colorado State University’s School of Global Environmental Sustainability, and the Richardson Design Center, where he is part of a team teaching design thinking to students from across the university.

For the 2019-2020 academic year, Mr. Frazier was chosen as a School of Global Environmental Sustainability Resident Fellow, conducting research and producing new creative works that deal with the role visual communications have in shaping public discourse around climate change and environmental sustainability. SoGES Announcement

In addition to teaching, Mr. Frazier continues to pursue research in design and sustainability, as well as professional work with a variety of clients in publication, identity design, illustration, and multimedia, and his personal work reflects his interest in technology, social, and environmental issues. He has been recognized and exhibited worldwide, being the recipient of multiple regional, national, and international awards for his efforts. Exhibition locations include the United States, Bolivia, Mexico, China, Taiwan, Russia, Ukraine, Slovakia, and South Korea.


Selected Awards, Presentations and Exhibitions;

Golden Bee 13, Moscow, Russia. October 2018. Juried International;

C-IDEA, Beijing, China. September, 2018. Invitational;

10th Trnava Poster Triennial — 2018. Trnava, Slovakia. September, 2018. Juried International;

ICON10, Red Bull Gallery, Detroit, Michigan. July, 2018. Juried Invitational. Selected illustration work from attendees and presenters of the 2018 ICON 10 conference.;

Integrated Curriculum — Design and Illustration Together; ICON10 (The Illustration Conference), July 2018, Detroit, Michigan. Presentation and paper

Shut Up! Democracy in Danger, Online. February, 2018. Juried International;

Current Work & Insidious Monster 2, CSU Art & Art History Directions Gallery, Fort Collins, Colorado. August, 2017. Solo. Continued explorations in images by digital means only, as a reaction to the 2015 death of my younger sister from cancer. Additional  recent work was included in the exhibition, including poster work featured in international exhibitions in 2017 and 2018.

4th Block Poster Exhibition, 2018, Karkiv, Ukraine – Selected Participant;

Cedo25+ Poster Exhibition, 2017, Missouri State University, Springfield, MO – Invited Participant;

Award of Distinction — Taiwan International Graphic Design Award 2017, poster design, Taipei, Taiwan;

Insidious Monster, 2017 and 2018, Directions Gallery, Fort Collins, CO. Solo exhibition of experimental digital works, based on the physical and emotional loss of my sister to cancer in 2015.;

CIIPE Directors Exhibition, 2017, Fort Collins, CO;

Questioning the Bomb: History and Proliferation, 2015, University of Maryland – Invited Participant;

Posters of Discontent III, “Extinction” poster, 2016, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI;

“Extinction” poster featured on the Huffington Post special feature “If This Art Could Talk”, 2016;

“Extinction” poster accepted into the juried exhibition "8th United Designs — International Biennial Design Exhibition", in Jeju, South Korea. Exhibition opened October 1, 2016;

CIIPE Directors Exhibition, 2015, Fort Collins, CO;

University and College Designers Association – Award of Excellence;

Council for the Advancement and Support of Education – Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards;

Admissions Marketing Report – Gold and Bronze awards;

Graphic Responses 2, 3 and 4 Online Exhibitions [2005, 2007 and 2009];

Ninth International Biennial of the Poster in Mexico [2006];

SCAD Graphic Design Faculty Exhibitions [2008, 2009, 2011];

Judge – Brass Ring Awards 2011, Graphic Design categories;

Presentation – SECAC Conference 2011, "When Is It Worth It?";