Craig Welsh, M.F.A.

Craig Welsh, M.F.A
Associate Professor of Communications and Humanities, School of Humanities
Professor-in-Charge, Master of Arts in Communications
Office Phone
Office Location
Olmsted Building, W005E

    Having previously taught for three years at Penn State Harrisburg, Welsh arrived back at the campus in 2008. Beyond the classroom, Welsh is also the principal of a successful design studio based in Lancaster, PA. Additionally, he is the founder of Society of Design, a non-profit organization dedicated to multidisciplinary design education and community service.

    Welsh earned an M.F.A in graphic design from Marywood University after earning his M.A. in advertising design from Syracuse University, and holds a B.S. in architecture from Penn State University.

    Professional Affiliations:

    • American Institute of Architects (AIA)
    • American Institute of Graphic Artists (AIGA)
    • Art Directors Club
    • The One Club
    • Society of Design (SOD)
    • Type Directors Club (TDC)
    • University and College Designers Association (UCDA)
    Research Interests

    Welsh directs strategy and creative on a range of projects and campaigns at his off-campus design studio, including branding, identity, collateral, interactive, and motion graphics projects for sole proprietors to Fortune 500 companies.

    His most current research is focused on letterpress printing methods and materials. He previously conducted research on product placement in film and television entertainment and presented at the International Conference on the Arts & Humanities.


    "Designing for Social Change," Shea, Princeton Architectural Press, 2012

    "One Show, Volume 33," The One Club, Rockport, 2012

    "One Show Design, Volume 5," The One Club, Rockport, 2012

    "Typography 32," Type Directors Club, Crescent Hill, 2012

    "Print's Regional Design Annual," Gordon, 2011

    "Branding USA 4," Pedersen and Fuersich, Graphis, 2011

    "Coupe International Design Annual (Canada)," Douglas, 2011

    "CMYK, Volume 51," feature article, "Go Welsh or Go Home," Hatz, 2011

    "Communication Arts Typography Annual 1," Coyne, 2011

    The One Show international exhibit (7 countries), 2011-2012

    TDC Communication Design international exhibit (11 countries), 2011-2012

    Applied Arts Advertising and Design Awards exhibit, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2011

    Philadelphia Design Awards exhibit, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, 2011

    365: AIGA Annual Design Exhibition 29, New York, 2009

    Permanent archives selection, Denver Art Museum, 2008


    B.S.; M.A.; M.F.A. (Marywood)

    Course Schedule
    COMM 241
    COMM 320
    COMM 421W
    COMM 441