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Executive Directors

Joachim Muller-Lance

Executive Director Umkirch, Germany Joachim’s capabilities span across information design, logos and identity design, illustration and character creation, typography and typeface design, offering 31 years of experience in print media and 21 years in… Read More »Joachim Muller-Lance

John T. Drew

Executive Director Orange, California, USA John T. Drew is The Design Innovation Project Director and Professor of Graphic Design at California State University, Fullerton. His university has recognized him on ten occasions for his teaching, research, and… Read More »John T. Drew

JuKyoung Ham

Executive Director Cincinnati, USA Ms. Jukyoung Ham is a Senior Designer at LPK, Inc. She started as a member of LPK’s Femcare team and since then she mainly concentrated on developing beauty brands. She… Read More »JuKyoung Ham

Patrycja Longawa

Executive Director Jedlicze, Poland Patrycja Longawa was born in 1988 in Sanok, Poland. In 2012, she obtained the Master of Fine Arts majoring in Art Education with a specialization in painting at the University… Read More »Patrycja Longawa

Ping Xu

Executive Director Associate Professor of Graphic DesignThe University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Ping Xu was born and raised in Shanghai. He began his professional career and served as an Art Director, a Creative… Read More »Ping Xu

Robert Grame

VP of Design Technology Executive Director Milwaukee, USA Robert Grame received his Master of Fine Arts from Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas. Robert has worked on numerous regional and national design activities that include… Read More »Robert Grame

Robert Hower

Past President Executive Director Dallas, Texas, USA UDA Past President (2024-Present)UDA President (2022-2023)UDA Vice President of Design Education (2016-2021) Personal insight through careful consideration of the essence of a design problem to be solved… Read More »Robert Hower

Scott Hutchinson

Executive Director Los Angeles, USA Scott Hutchinson is the Program Director of the Visual Arts at UCLA Extension. Currently, he is organizing TEDx UCLA. Scott works for the design, studio, photography, and art history programs at UCLA Extension,… Read More »Scott Hutchinson