Scott Townsend

Scott Townsend

Scott Townsend

Professor of Graphic Design

Email: scott_townsend@ncsu.edu Phone: (919) 515-8337


  • Master of Fine Art in Photography, Cranbrook Academy of Art


Scott Townsend has created work based on audience interaction and stories site-specific to issues of globalization. The projects are bilingual- connecting to another audience online. 100 national/international group/solo exhibitions and projects working with local collaborators in Czech Republic, Havana Cuba, Mexico City, Tijuana (as part of Borderhack, an event that grew out of Documenta X ),Tokyo, Berlin, United States, Florence, Belgrade, Mexico City, and in Greece at Ionion University. He has also created visual projects, and peer reviewed writings for Zed, Contact Sheet, Brujula, Art Papers, Rethinking Marxism, Visual Communication, Design and Culture, and Design Issues. He currently co-edits a section of Design and Culture on design and academe and has presented on this work in Cambridge (UK), Paris University, UIAH in Helsinki, the IIID in Vienna with John Maeda.


Focus Areas

Photography and video, image studies, multimedia


Graphic Design