Larrie King

Larrie King, Glyphix Creative Director, Former IdeaBase Creative Director

In addition to pursuing his MFA, Larrie King, who recently graduated, served as the manager of Glyphix and creative director of IdeaBase. King mentioned that before he chose to come to Kent State University, he knew it held one of the top programs for Visual Communication Design in the country. Then when he finally visited one spring, he fell in love with the university, the city, the people and, of course, the black squirrels. “From there it just felt right,” King said, and he started classes in the fall.

A few of King’s hobbies include: sewing, baking, and acting — he even has his own online store of handmade goods. King’s achievements are notable for someone raised by a single parent in a lower-income household and as the first person in his family to go to college. Overall, King says he feels fortunate and is lucky to have great people in his life who have helped him throughout his journey.

Design should have passion and heart. Design should feel.

YOU ARE NOW A FULL-TIME FACULTY MEMBER FOR THE SCHOOL OF VISUAL COMMUNICATION DESIGN AT KENT STATE UNIVERSITY. ARE YOU EXCITED?

“Teaching at a university is something I’ve always looked forward to, and I’m thrilled that I get to do that here. The MFA program could not have prepared me better for this opportunity. I’m definitely excited!”

King helps a student develop a set of spreads for his Time 100 book, an undergraduate School of Visual Communication Design project.
King helps a student develop a set of spreads for his Time 100 book, an undergraduate School of Visual Communication Design project.

ANY PLACES YOU EVER WANTED TO LIVE OR ANYTHING YOU’VE EVER REALLY WANTED TO DO BUT COULDN’T BECAUSE OF SCHOOL?

“It’s funny because I’m kind of obsessed with school. If I’m not in school, I’m working at school. School has actually opened all the doors for me; it’s been the vehicle for me to do all the great things I’ve ever wanted to do.”

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An infographic summarizing research collected for King’s M.F.A. thesis.

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