Graphic Design has the power to move, excite, and engage.
I create experiences for a variety of media including web, interactive, motion graphics, and print.
Hi, I’m David Hardy. I'm an assistant professor of graphic design at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA.
I hold a Master of Fine Arts in Integrated Design from the University of Baltimore and a bachelor’s in graphic design from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.
With over fifteen years of professional experience, I have worked for ad agencies, educational institutions, private companies, nonprofit institutions, and artists & musicians.Get in touch with me
The 14-Week Digital Designer: A Guide to Working Fluently Across the Visual Landscape
The 14-Week Digital Designer will offer a hands-on exploration of graphic design methods and tools, considering ways of quickly incorporating them into a project and “hacking” them for novel approaches. The book will serve as a companion to emerging designers navigating career paths. Allowing designers to work seamlessly across media, The 14-Week Digital Designer will make what is unfamiliar in different design disciplines more accessible. Armed with a set of procedural building blocks, readers will afterward be familiarized with new practices that can prove highly useful. Further, familiar practices can be repurposed to have new or lesser-known uses, making them novel once again and all the more useful. In this way—and because the work surveys a variety of different design disciplines and as many tools—this text will serve as both a primer for young designers and a handbook for proficient users.
A selection of my professional portfolio including web & interactive design, motion graphics, logo/identity, print design & collateral, and research & writing.
Selected student work from Web & Interactive classes taught at James Madison University. Work shown is property of the individual students listed.