Clinton Carlson

Associate Professor, Visual Communication

Carlson Clinton



Clinton Carlson is an Associate Professor of Visual Communication Design at the University of Notre Dame. Clinton has over twenty years of experience working as a designer, educator, and researcher. 

As a designer, Clinton’s work has included for-profit and nonprofit organizations such as AT&T, Airtel, Toyota Racing, Intel, McGraw-Hill, World Vision, CARE, Compassion International, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and The Colorado Meth Project. His design work has been exhibited and published internationally including inclusion in the AIGA National Design Archives. 

As an educator, Clinton has taught at the University of Alberta, the University of Northern Colorado, the University of Nebraska-Kearney, and the University of North Texas. He has taught courses in graphic design, interaction design (UI/UX), and design research. His students’ have been recognized by Communication Arts, Adobe Achievement Awards, CMYK Magazine, and The National Student Show. 

As a researcher, Clinton has worked on projects that address underserved public interest issues such as food recalls, student loans, teacher development, Dengue fever, suicide, substance abuse, and sexually transmitted diseases. He continues to pursue design for the public interest through his classroom and ongoing research efforts. His work on these topics has been disseminated internationally through presentations, journal articles, and book chapters.


B.F.A., University of Nebraska – Kearney
M.DES., University of Alberta, Canada


Office Address
210B West Lake Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556

Mailing Address
306 Riley Hall of Art
Notre Dame, IN 46556

ph: 574.631.5274

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