Courtney Windham

Designer + Associate Professor of Graphic Design in the School of Industrial + Graphic Design at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama.

Courtney Hurst Windham teaches courses in Interactive Media, Kinetic Typography, Package Design, and Branding. Prior to teaching at Auburn, she was a designer in Atlanta, Georgia where she specialized in corporate identity and branding, marketing, web design and information design. Courtney attended The Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Illustration. In 2009, she received a Master of Fine Arts from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia. Her work has been published in Print Magazine, HOW Magazine, Creative Quarterly Journal, LogoLounge Vol 9, Graphis Design Annual, & GDUSA Magazine.

“I come from a family of bee keepers and master gardeners so it’s no surprise that my work is heavily influenced by patterns in nature. There are endless color palettes, rhythms, and types of motion in nature that filter into my compositions. As a result of a life of observation, I create collages out of repurposed paper materials that most often mimic types of organic motion. All of my work inevitably filters into my teaching which makes for a wonderful feedback loop of inspiration.”


Check out Women of Auburn Industrial + Graphic Design Project
Read about Courtney in Educators to Watch in GDUSA Magazine



Portrait by Hannah Miller Photography