CCS: Communication Design (Graphic Design) Programs


Chad Reichert

Associate Professor

BSFA, Valparaiso University, MFA, Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

Chad Reichert is proprietor of spirit3design, a design studio excelling in creative problem-solving, dynamic story-telling and design thinking. Partial list of clients include Ann Arbor Christian School, The Ravens Club, Sun & Snow, and Suffering to Feed People.

Chad Reichert Head Shot
Reichert has lectured nationally on topics including typography, motion design and smart programming for design organizations. His work has been recognized by AIGA, ACD and CASE. He was contributor to the book "Teaching Motion Design" edited by, Steven Heller and co-curator of two international graphic design exhibitions: "Revolution:Evolution" and "Bleed, Lead, Kern".

Reichert served as President of AIGA Detroit, the Professional Association for Design. Prior to that position he served as Programming Chair. He was also Co-founder of the Kaya Foundation a non-profit organization committed to preserving tropical rain forests thru innovative relief strategies that benefit the poor.

Research Interests:

Typography; Branding; Motion–Prototyping; Design Process, Theory and Methods;

Significant publications/presentations/exhibitions/projects:

2017 Typeforce 8: Exhibition Participant – Chicago, IL

2015 Typecon Type & Design Education Forum: Presenter – Denver, CO

2015 The Society of Typographic Arts Designer Weekend: Presenter – Chicago, IL

2014 Revolution:Evolution International Graphic Design Exhibition: Curator – Detroit, MI

2013 Facing Forward: AIGA at 100 : Exhibition Participant – New York, NY

2013 Drake University Department of Art and Design: Visiting Designer and Workshop Leader – Des Moines, IA

2011 University of Arizona Graphic Design Department: Visiting Lecturer – Tucson, AZ

2010 AIGA National Leadership Retreat: Presenter – Chattanooga, TN