Brian Wiley ’12, MFA, is a visiting assistant professor of graphic design at the University of Illinois at Champaign–Urbana. His work examines how design can play a role in community engagement and cultural acceptance through entrepreneurial innovation.
Recently, Wiley has been working on a joint project with the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Broken Hill, Australia, which is investigating ways art and design can stabilize, support, and accelerate a rural, post-industrial economy.
Previously, he has been awarded the Design Ignites Change Idea Award, and his work has been featured in GOOD Magazine, Kalimat Magazine, and on National Public Radio. He has presented his work at the Icograda International Design Research Lab in Melbourne, Australia, the STIR Conference in Columbus, Ohio, and the iCERi Conference in Madrid, Spain.
“Minneapolis's size meant I had access to plenty of amazing resources and people, but the school’s size meant I could process my major experiences amongst a tightly knit group of artists and designers who supported me throughout the entire two years.”
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