Jason Frazier

Jason Frazier

Jason Frazier

  • B.F.A., image production, Missouri State University
  • M.F.A., Colorado State University
First year at SCAD:
2008

"I believe it is important to create an environment in which the students are encouraged and allowed to explore their craft, to find a voice and to discover new ways of thinking. Teaching is less about telling students the answers, more about presenting them with theory, concept and basic data, then letting their own research, understanding and experiences help them discover solutions uniquely their own. I encourage students to develop quality critical thinking skills so that they can rely on their own intuition and opinions to make logical and sound problem-solving decisions. Having an understanding of what they do and why they do it are the most important self-critiquing skills that a student can develop while in school. If they can get to that place, if they can develop an ability to realistically assess their own performance and ideas, students can create opportunities as they work professionally in which they are curious and continue with a desire to continually learn more about their profession."

Awards, recognition and honors

Award of Excellence, University and College Designers Association; Gold, Silver and Bronze awards, Council for the Advancement and Support of Education; Gold and Bronze awards, Admissions Marketing Report

Publications and presentations

Graphic Responses Two, Three and Four Online Exhibitions, 2005, 2007 and 2009; Ninth International Biennial of the Poster in Mexico, 2006

Previous Positions

Senior graphic designer, office of publications, Missouri State University; part-time instructor, Missouri State University; instructor of graphic design and illustration, Colorado State University; designer, planning committee, Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition; freelance designer