EDUCATION

2009 | Master of Fine Art in Graphic Design — The Savannah College of Art and Design | Savannah, Georgia


2004 | Bachelor of Fine Art in Illustration — The Rhode Island School of Design | Providence, Rhode Island




PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2010–21 | Courtney Windham Design | Auburn, Alabama; Designer — Branding, Advertising, Web, Motion


2010–12 | Vista Branding, LLC | Atlanta, Georgia; Designer — Branding, Advertising, Web, Motion


2004–07 | Taylor Box Company | Warren, Rhode Island; Package Designer, Marketing Specialist




ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

2017–21 | Associate Professor of Graphic Design; School of Industrial + Graphic Design | Auburn, Alabama


2012–17 | Assistant Professor of Graphic Design; School of Industrial + Graphic Design | Auburn, Alabama



HONORS

2017 | Named an Educator-to-Watch in GDUSA Magazine; View the Issue | View article on GDUSA.com


2018-19 | Alabama State Council on the Arts Design Fellowship Recipient and Exhibition; View Exhibit Press Release




AWARDS

International Awards:

2021 | Graphis Poster Design Annual: Silver Award for 2020 Graphic Design Juried Student Show Poster & Published in the Design Annual


2020 | Graphis Poster Design Annual: Merit Award for 2019 Graphic Design Juried Student Show Poster & Published in the Design Annual


2019 | 49th Annual UCDA Design Competition: Excellence Award for 2019 Graphic Design Juried Student Show Poster


2018 | Graphis Poster Design Annual: Merit Award for 2017 Graphic Design Juried Student Show Poster & Published in the Design Annual


2018 | 48th Annual UCDA Design Competition: Excellence Award for 2018 Graphic Design Juried Student Show Poster


2018 | Creative Quarterly Journal #52: Winner in Professional Design Category & Published in Journal


2017 | Graphis Poster Design Annual: Merit Award for 2016 Graphic Design Juried Student Show Poster


2017 | IDA International Design Awards: Honorable Mention for 2017 Graphic Design Student Show Poster


2017 | HOW Promotion & Marketing Design Awards: Excellence Award for 2017 Graphic Design Student Show Poster


2016 | 46th Annual UCDA Design Competition: Gold Award for Third Thursday Poetry Broadside Series 02


2016 | Creative Quarterly: The Journal of Art and Design, Journal #44: Runner-up in Professional Design Category and Published in Online Gallery


2016 | Creative Quarterly: The Journal of Art and Design / Journal #43: Runner-up in Professional Fine Art Category and Published in Online Gallery


2016 | Creative Quarterly: The Journal of Art and Design / Journal #41: Winner in Professional Graphic Design Category and Published in Issue #41


2015 | Creativity International: 45th Media & Interactive Awards: (1) Platinum Award/Best in Category for Courtney Windham Design Website; (2) Silver Award for Designing Green & Graphic Design Promotional Video


2015 | Creative Quarterly: The Journal of Art and Design / Journal #39: Winner in Fine Art Category and five collages published in Magazine


2015 | Creative Quarterly: The Journal of Art and Design | Journal #38: Runner-Up Award and Published in Online Gallery


2015 | Graphis Design Annual: (1) Merit Award for The School of Industrial + Graphic Design Brochure; (2) Merit Award for the 2014 Graphic Design & Designing Green Poster


2014 | Creative Quarterly: The Journal of Art and Design / Journal #36: Two Runner-Up Awards and Published in Online Gallery


2014 | Creativity International: 44th Media & Interactive Awards: (1) Silver Award for Auburn Graphic Design Tool Share Video; (2) Honorable Mention Award for Auburn Graphic Design Program Video


2014 | 44th Annual UCDA Design Competition: (1) Excellence Award for School of Industrial + Graphic Design Promotion; (2) Excellence Award for Graphic Design Tool Share Multimedia Campaign; (3) Excellence Award for 2014 Graphic Design & Designing Green Poster


2014 | IDA: International Design Awards: Bronze Award for the 2014 Graphic Design & Designing Green Poster


National Awards

2019 | GDUSA InHouse Design Awards: Excellence Award for 2019 Graphic Design Juried Student Show Poster & Published in Magazine


2018 | PRINT Regional Design Awards / Excellence Award and published in the PRINT + HOW book titled “The Best of Graphic Design : The Editors of How and Print Bring You the Year’s Most Important New Work”; Estimated Release Date September 2019


2017 | Graphic Design USA Magazine: Named an “Educator-to-Watch” in the inaugural selection of educators; featured in the article and on the cover of the magazine.


2017 | American Web Design Awards: Excellence Award for Women of Auburn Industrial + Graphic Design, womenofauidgd.com


2017 | HOW Promotion & Marketing Design Awards: Excellence Award for 2017 Graphic Design Student Show Poster


2016 | American Web Design Awards: Excellence Award, Courtney Windham Design, courtneywindhamdesign.com


2015 | PRINT Regional Design Awards (75th Anniversary Edition): Excellence Award for Graphic Design Show & Designing Green Promotion


2015 | HOW In-House Design Awards: Outstanding Achievement Award for 2015 Graphic Design and Designing Green Promotion


2014 | Print Regional Design Awards: (1) Excellence Award for School of Industrial + Graphic Design Promotion; (2) Excellence Award for Auburn Graphic Design Tool Share Campaign


2014 | HOW In-House Design Awards: Excellence Award for 2014 Graphic Design and Designing Green Poster


2014 | American In-House Design Awards: (1) Excellence Awards for School of Industrial + Graphic Design Promotion; (2) Excellence Award for 2014 Graphic Design & Designing Green Poster


2014 | American Graphic Design & Advertising Awards #29: (1) Excellence Awards for School of Industrial + Graphic Design Promotion; (2) Excellence Award for 2014 Graphic Design & Designing Green Poster


2013 | American In-House Design Awards: Excellence Award for 2013 Graphic Design & Designing Green Poster






FELLOWSHIPS & GRANTS

2021 | College of Architecture, Design and Construction SEED Grant


2018­­­-21 | PAIR Grant with the Auburn University Rural Studio; Titled “Communication is Key: Unlocking Home Affordability & Prosperity in Rural America” — Interdisciplinary Team at Auburn University; Graphic Designer on Visual Communications Team


2018 | Alabama State Council on the Arts Design Fellowship


2016 | Auburn University, Daniel F. Breeden Endowed Grant




EXHIBITIONS

2019 | Alabama State Council on the Arts Exhibition | RSA Tower Gallery in Montgomery, AL


2019 | UCDA Design Conference Exhibition | Portland, Oregan


2018 | UCDA Design Conference Exhibition | Grand Rapids, Michigan


Named Educator-to-Watch in GDUSA Magazine 2017


“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 the work inevitably filters into my teaching which makes for a wonderful feedback loop of inspiration.”