E D U C A T I O N
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


P R O F E S S I O N A L   E X P E R I E N C E
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


A C A D E M I C   A P P O I N T M E N T S

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

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


H O N O R S

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


 A W A R D S 

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





F E L L O W S H I P S  &  G R A N T S
2018­­­-21 | PAIR Grant with the Auburn University Rural Studio; Titled “Communication is Key: Unlocking Home Affordability & Prosperity in Rural America” — Principle Investigator: Rusty Smith with an Interdisciplinary Team at Auburn University; Graphic Designer on Visual Communications Team: Courtney Windham

2018 | Alabama State Council on the Arts Design Fellowship Awarded $5,000; Principle Investigator: Courtney Windham


2016 | Auburn University, Daniel F. Breeden Endowed Grant Awarded $1,902; Principle Investigator: Courtney Windham

2013 | College of Architecture, Design and Construction SEED Grant: Awarded $3,750; Principle Investigator: Courtney Windham

E X H I B I T I O N S
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

2018 | SHOWCASE Creative Research Exhibition at Jule Collins Smith Museum of Art | Auburn, Alabama

2016 | UCDA Design Conference Exhibition | San Antonio, Texas

2016 | Jule Collins Smith Museum of Art: Third Thursday Poetry Broadside Exhibition

2015 | Signs of the Times: Juried Broadside Exhibition: North Dakota State University, Department of Visual Arts

2015 | Jule Collins Smith Museum of Art | Auburn, Alabama

2015 | UCDA Design Conference Exhibition | Orlando, Florida

2014 | UCDA Design Conference Exhibition | Long Beach, California

2014 | Showcase Creative Research Week | Auburn University

2013 | Chicago Design Timeline Project: 150 Year Visual History of Chicago Design | IDSA Conference, Chicago, IL