Art + Architecture — Museum Studies
Stuart D McKee

Stuart D McKee

Associate Professor

Stuart McKee is an Associate Professor of Design at the University of San Francisco. As an environmental graphic designer, Stuart has designed exhibition typography for institutions such as the J. Paul Getty Center in Los Angeles, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, and the United States Pavilion at the 1992 World's Fair in Seville, Spain. As a print designer, Stuart has designed publications for the MIT Press, Princeton Architectural Press, Chronicle Books, the University of Hawaii Press, the Office of the Chief Architect, and the National Science Foundation. He has received recognition for these projects from the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), and the Society of Environmental Graphic Designers (SEGD). In 2007, Stuart was awarded a generous Ideas That Matter grant from Sappi Fine Paper to propose, design, and produce a publication to service the San Francisco non-profit organization Visual Aid.

Stuart is active as a design researcher and writer. The bulk of his research examines the ways in which design artifacts represent their users and inform their cultural identities. His publication record includes papers for the journals Inform, Visible Language, and the AIGA Journal of Graphic Design, and research articles for the magazines Print, Eye, and Emigre. He has presented research papers at two AIGA national conferences, The Power of Design conference in Vancouver in 2003, and the America: Cult and Culture conference in Las Vegas in 1999. In 2002, Stuart proposed the AIGA conference Educating the Design Educator and served as the program director and moderator for the conference.