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Professor of Art
Phone: (712) 722-6374
Western Michigan University, M.F.A.
Calvin College, B.F.A.
With Dordt since 2001 David Versluis has taught graphic design in the Department of Art and Design. Prior to Dordt, Versluis worked extensively in professional design as a graphic designer, art director and advertising manager. Professor Versluis has presented papers on graphic design at various national conferences including the biennial CIVA (Christians in the Visual Arts) conferences. Many of his students have received recognition for their design work with regional non-profit clients. Several of his students have produced award-winning projects in student design competitions on the state and Midwest regional levels.
During the 2012 spring semester, Versluis completed a sabbatical while working at Thirst / 3st a leading-edge design studio in Chicago.
Versluis practices graphic design on selected projects and is actively producing prints, sculpture and participates in solo and curated exhibitions—nationally and regionally. In addition to teaching the graphic design courses, Versluis is the advisor for the pre-architecture program at Dordt College and is director of the Campus Center Art Gallery and curator of the Dordt College Permanent Art Collection. He is a member of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) and Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA).
In 2009, Versluis started an (American Institute of Graphic Arts) AIGA Dordt College Student Group, whose blog can be found at http://dcaiga.blogspot.com/.