David Charles Chioffi

David Charles Chioffi is a designer, educator, and researcher. Currently, he is a Professor of Graphic Design within the School of Art of the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Previously he was an Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Design and Chair of the Division of Design Arts at Memphis College of Art in Memphis, Tennessee. A native New Englander, he completed his undergraduate degree at The Rochester Institute of Technology’s College of Fine and Applied Arts, School of Art and Design in Rochester, New York; and, received his graduate degree from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.

Professor Chioffi’s traditional and experimental work emphasizes the sensory triality of alphabetic matrices and forms: visual, auditory, and tactile, and principally, on how phonetic structures and visual architecture formulate and synthesize content. He is also the co-founder of the modality project {dot} design with Joseph Agan, Ph.D., CCC-SLP. The project seeks to promote the study, development, and dissemination of innovative multimodal communication design practices and interactional artifacts to advance opportunities on a global scale among persons with communication and cognitive-linguistic disabilities. In addition to his private design practice, prior posts have included Executive Vice-President of Design and Communications, as well as Faculty Member at the first hospice in the United States, The Hospice Institute for Education, Training and Research, Inc. in Branford, Connecticut; and Associate Director of Packing Design and Visual Identities, Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation in New York City.