Julie Spivey is a designer and design educator with a particular fondness for letterforms and fabulous information hierarchy. She is currently Associate Professor and Area Chair of Graphic Design in the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia and also runs her a small design firm, Type-A Creative, where she specializes in publication design and all things typographic.
Spivey discovered her interest in visual communication while earning her undergraduate degree in Journalism and Mass Communication at he University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, then developed an obsession for letterforms and fine typography while pursuing an MFA in Communication Arts at East Carolina University.
Spivey is currently collaborating with three extension units at UGA working to help coastal Georgia and NC communities prepare for sea level rise and increasing severe weather hazards. She recently completed a two-year term as serving as Co-Chair of the Steering Committee for the AIGA Design Educators Community.
The image of me above was created by a student a few years back (thanks, Stephanie!). She took a picture on one of the rare days that I forgot my glasses and had to wear my (prescription) glasses to class.