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 associate 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 eighteen years of professional experience, I have worked for ad agencies, educational institutions, private companies, nonprofit institutions, and artists & musicians.Get in touch with me
Introduction to Digital Design: Transferable Hacks, Skills, and Tricks
An Introduction to Digital Design 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, Introduction to Digital Design 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.