Carrie A. Dyer
Carrie A. Dyer is a native of Roanoke, VA and grew up in the Appalachian region of Eastern TN. She is currently Associate Professor of Graphic Design at a university in North Carolina. Dyer has a BFA in Graphic Design from East Tennessee State University and an MFA in Visual Communication from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Dyer is a multimedia designer, illustrator, and artist whose work crosses the boundaries between traditional design and fine art practice. Her design work is in permanent collections at the Archives of Appalachia.
In 2002, Dyer founded Cloudwhale, a creative design studio with accounts across the country from New York City to Los Angeles. She is a Co-Founder and the Creative Director for The FL3TCH3R Exhibit, an annual international juried exhibition based around socially and politically engaged art.
In the design field, Dyer has received 2 professional American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) awards for projects raising awareness to sustainable practices. In 2017, she was selected to be published in the 100 Best Book for Creative Quarterly, an international selection of the top 25 best graphic designers. Her work has been published in Creative Quarterly publications, a competitive international art and design journal, including № 40, 42 and 47. In addition, she has received multiple American Advertising Awards including Gold, Silver, and Bronze.
Dyer’s creative work has been exhibited in more than 50 national, and international exhibitions in United Kingdom, France, Spain, China, and throughout the United States. In 2011, she was awarded a 2nd Place Purchase Prize at the American Impressions National Juried Exhibition. She received a Best Art Cinema-Short award in 2007 from the Southern Appalachian International Film Festival.
Dyer was selected to head two contemporary graphic design programs at the University of Central Arkansas and Kentucky School of Art at Spalding University. In addition, she was selected to write, create and build a NASAD accredited graphic design program at Augusta University as Assistant Professor of Graphic Design. She has been teaching in higher education since 2006 and currently teaches Graphic Design at a university, within a community of designers, in North Carolina.
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