Loyola University Chicago

Department of Fine and Performing Arts

Faculty and Staff Directory

Kelli Evans, M.F.A.

Title/s:  Assistant Professor of Fine Arts in Visual Communication; Interim Faculty Coordinator of Visual Communication

Office #:  MUND 918

Phone: 773.508.3876

Email: kevans8@luc.edu


Kelli Evans is a graphic designer and design educator with extensive experience working in Chicago, Cincinnati, Los Angeles and New York. She received a BS in Graphic Design from the University of Cincinnati in 1988, an MFA in Graphic Design from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2010 and has two certificates from the Hochschule für Gestaltung and Kunst in Basel, Switzerland. She is the principal at Zinc Design and her work includes corporate identities, annual reports, brochures, packaging, point of purchase displays, signage, exhibits, mobile event design, website design and animation. She has been teaching since 2008 and has been an adjunct faculty member at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Lake Forest College, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.


M.F.A. University of Illinois at Chicago

B.S. University of Cincinnati

Research Interests

Her ongoing areas of emphasis and research are: promoting the interaction between the professional world and that of the student; the development of socially responsible graphic design, and stemming from that, sustainability in graphic design; the Oulipo and the use of generative devices in graphic design; Punk flyer art in the Midwest United States; and the role that graphic design should have in the development of the future of the book.