M.F.A. Graphic Design, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois
B.F.A. Painting, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
Mark Fetkewicz leads the Graphic Design program at UNC and teaches all levels of Graphic Design coursework. He has over twenty years of teaching experience and has taught at Edinboro University in Pennsylvania, Moore College of Art in Philadelphia and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Mark acts as faculty advisor for the student AIGA chapter and the Graphic Design club, Bare Graphics.
Mark has over twenty years experience in Graphic Design, Art Direction and Marketing and has worked in agencies and clients in the U.S. and abroad. He has won regional and national awards for his work.
His areas of specialization include Design Pedagogy, Aesthetics, History of Art and Design, Visual and Communication Theory, Typography, Marketing and Advertising.
I see my role more as a facilitator and less as a source of knowledge. It is my goal to see my students leave the program with not only the ability to articulate ideas eloquently and imaginatively, but to ensure they are equipped with the vast array of abilities needed for today’s designer (which typically are not understood by those who begin the designers path). These skills include strategic thinking, collaboration, design research methodologies, ideation techniques, concept development, presentation and marketing acumen, system theories, data management, project management, and the list can go on.
In the end it is the student who is his or her own teacher. Education does not begin and end in the classroom—it is a life-long process. Those who master the art of self –learning and find passion in the journey, are those who will ultimately succeed in any respective endeavor.
– Mark Fetkewicz
"The student’s mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled."Plutarch