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Kermit Bailey

Associate Professor of Graphic & Experience Design


Kermit Bailey is an associate professor currently serving as undergraduate program coordinator for the graphic and experience design program since 2018. His teaching focus includes coursework responsibilities in the areas of branding, user experience, and typography. This work often integrates interdisciplinary research methods and project challenges that involve community outreach and engagement.

Bailey has received multiple teaching grants and recognition at the college level and community.  In 2011, he was awarded the College of Design Outstanding Extension Service Award which recognized his contribution to a multidisciplinary design effort in the neighborhood revitalization efforts of Raleigh’s historic South Park-East Raleigh community, the largest African-American neighborhood. Using an ethnographic design method approach, graphic design students and neighborhood citizens worked collaboratively to design a range of visual design products while simultaneously documenting neighborhood cultural assets and interpreting cultural values that critically model the community’s vision for participation in designing future physical spaces that honor its cultural memories and history.

In addition, Bailey co-initiated an interdisciplinary Ghana summer study abroad program for the College of Design. He has led study tours for students and educators extensively in the area. Through that involvement, his research focused on ways in which various media may be used in a graphic design context as a cultural mediation tool. He has lectured and presented his research in the United States and abroad.


Master of Product Design in Visual Design NC State University

B.A. in Visual Communication North Carolina Central University

Area(s) of Expertise

Design Education, User Experience Design, Branding, Community Outreach and Engagement, Interdisciplinary Collaborations