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Corey Fuller

Associate Professor of Graphic Design


Professor Fuller's design philosophy is based on the old axiom of architect Louis Sullivan - "form follows function." Design is not just decorative ornament but the way that something works. Graphic design, in particular, utilizes text, images, or a combination of both to communicate a specific message to a particular audience. The test of success lies in the effectiveness of communication. In this regard, good design is not simply an opinion based on aesthetics, but it is quantifiable in terms of meeting the objectives of a client.

Professor Fuller believes that a designer is part artist and part scientist - an artist in the sense of creating works that visually stimulate and resonate emotionally with people, and a scientist in the sense that they create something that works functionally to enhance cognition and influence a course of action. In essence, a graphic designer is a visual, creative problem-solver.

He met his wife Kara in college at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, Okla. Their family enjoys living in Shawnee and being a part of the OBU community. Their daughter Karlee will be a freshmen at OBU in about 17 years.


B.A., Southwestern Oklahoma State University
M.F.A., University of Central Oklahoma

Graduate Thesis Work: "The Changing Visual Identity of Churches: from Symbols to Branding"

Courses Taught

Graphic Design I, II, & III
Computer Graphics I, II, & III
History of Graphic Design
Design Basics


3 Gold Addy Awards from the American Advertising Federation

1 Award from the American Marketing Association

UCO College of Arts, Media, & Design Award for Excellence

Guest Speaker for AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Artists

AIGA Vice President

AIGA Educational Board member

Judge for the Design Division of the Baptist Communicators Association Awards

Guest Speaker on the topic of early Christian symbols at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art