Laurie Selleck, M.F.A.

Laurie Selleck

Program Director, Visual Communications
Professor of Visual Communications
Associate Dean for Assessment of Student Learning

Master of Fine Arts in Illustration, Syracuse University

Division: Art & Design
111 Reisman Hall

Laurie Selleck has been a professor and Program Director of Visual Communications since 2000. She is also the Associate Dean for Assessment of Student Learning. Prior to coming to Cazenovia College, she was an Art Director for Stickley Furniture and an adjunct professor at Syracuse University and Tompkins Cortland Community College. She is a past board member of ArtRage Gallery and co-chair for the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association and has received grants from Duke University and Washington University to research and present on design in popular culture.  She continues to freelance as both graphic designer and illustrator.

  • Distinguished Faculty, 2012
  • Honorary Senior Class Member, nominated, 2002
  • Best Print Advertisement, Home Ad Ideas, March 2000 Issue
  • Syracuse Herald American advertisement, March 5, 2000
  • Best Print Advertisement, Home Ad Ideas, August 1999 Issue
  • The New York Times full-page advertisement, August 14, 1999
  • Best Print Advertisement, Home Ad Ideas, November/December 1999
  • The New York Times advertisement, November 28, 1999
  • Best Print Advertisement, Home Ad Ideas, September 1997 Issue
  • The New York Times advertisement, September 13, 1997
  • Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 1994
  • Featured Artist, Cazenovia Bicentennial Winter Festival, 1993
  • “Touring The Troubles: Black Taxi Drivers as Activists and Entrepreneurs," Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture (MAPACA) Association 25th Annual Conference,Baltimore, MD, 2014

  • “Alternative Expressions: Identity, Protest, and Visual Communication," Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture (MAPACA) Association 23rd Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, Pa, 2012

  • “Selling Cars by Selling Detroit: From JW Thompson to Eminem," American Studies Conference, Detroit Global City: The Motor City in the World, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 2011

  • “Pretty in Pink: The Susan G. Koman Network and the Branding of the Breast Cancer Cause”, article published in the Nordic Journal of English Studies, Special Issue: Popular Culture, Vol. 9, No. 3, 2010

  • “The Far East is Soapless:” Cultural Relativism, American Exceptionalism and the Ford Motor Company’s 1957 Around the World Campaign Tour," The New England Historical Association, Salem State College, Salem, MA , 2010

  • “Pretty in Pink: The Susan G. Komen Network and the Branding of the Breast Cancer Cause – Part I: Brand Development Management," Mid-Atlantic Popular American Culture Association 20th Annual Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, 2009

  • “Mothers, Mortar and Meaning: The Power of the Maternal in the Imagery of War.” Twenty-Third Annual National Conference on Liberal Arts and The Education of Artists; Visions of War: the arts represent conflict, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, 2009

  • “Jose Hernandez Delgadillo: The Evolution of a Muralist Turned Activist, Cultural Producer, and Politician,” paper accepted only. “1968 in the Global South,” , St. Johns University, New York, NY, 2008

  • “Inciting Insight, Part 1 – Design Pedagogy and Cultural Pluralism” Twenty-Second Annual National Conference on Liberal Arts and The Education of Artists; Design, the Arts and the Political, Images and words that propagate and dissent, New York, NY (The Humanities and Sciences Department of the School of Visual Arts), 2008. 

  • “Message, Media, & Muckraking: The Propaganda of Thomas Nast," “Politics and Propaganda,” Nineteenth-Century Studies Association, Florida International University, North Miami, FL, 2008

  • Conference Poster Design, “ Citizen Science Central Invitational Conference,” Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Cornell University, June 20th-23rd, 2007. “Using Citizen Scientists’ Data for Conservation: Two Long-Term Data Sets and Methods for Analysis.”

  • “The Writing on the Wall; Site Specific Protest and Cultural Identity During the 1960s Chicano Civil Rights Movement," “New World Coming: The Sixties and the Shaping of Global Consciousness”, Queens University, Kingston, Ontario CA, 2007


  • “Bringing It Home: The Power of Design”, article published in the Cazenovia College Magazine, Winter 2012 Issue

  • “Dear War” Poster, Syracuse Cultural Workers Date Book, 2010

  • “Women’s Art as Protest Against War”, article published in the Syracuse Peace Council Newsletter, Vol. 3, September 2010

  • “Expressions of Outrage: The Power of Art in Social Protest”, article published in the Syracuse Peace Council Newsletter, Vol. 3, September 2010

  • 2002: One World, One Minute
  • 2002, Chameleon Gallery
  • 1991-2003, Cazenovia College Faculty Exhibits
  • 1994-1996: Tompkins Cortland Community College
  • 1992-1993: Nelson Country Store
  • 1992: Vera House Art Auction
  • 1992: WCNY Channel 24 Art Auction
  • 1991: New York State Fair
  • Professor, Cazenovia College, Cazenovia, NY.
  • Full-Professor, 2011-Present
  • Associate Professor, 2005-2011
  • Received Tenure, 2003
  • Assistant Professor, 2000-2005
  • Program Director | Visual Communications, 2000-Present
  • Internship Director | Visual Communications, 2000-Present
  • Content Expert, John Wiley & Sons Publishers, 2008-2009
  • Web Design Project (online)
  • Business Practices for the Web
  • Graphic Design for the Web
  • Graphic Design Production Practices I
  • Graphic Design Production Practices II
  • Digital Prepress
  • Freelance Designer, Mirror Image Studio, Cazenovia, NY, 1985-Present
  • Clients: The American Enterprise Magazine, Domino’s Pizza, U.S. Army, Weight Watchers,
  • Agway, CAVAC, Creative, Young and More Advertising Agency, Pancreatic Cancer Network,
  • Native Planet, ArtRage Gallery, Syracuse Peace Council, HOPE for Ariang Foundation.
  • Art Director, L. & J.G. Stickley, Inc., Manlius, NY, 1996-2000
  • Adjunct Professor, Cazenovia College, Cazenovia, NY, 1991-1995; 1999-2000
  • Adjunct Professor, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, 1997-1998
  • Adjunct Professor, Tompkins Cortland Community College, Dryden, NY, 1993-1997
  • Graphic Designer/Illustrator, Gilmore Graphics, Syracuse, NY, 1995-1996
  • Partner/Owner, Landmark Press, Cazenovia. NY, 1989-1994
  • Studio Assistant, DeMuth Design/Illustration Studio, Cazenovia, NY, 1988-89

YNN Time Warner Cable News, “Students Work 24 Hours Straight to Help Local Charities”, Candace Hopkins, Nov 9, 2014. Featured CreateAthon Project; Syracuse Post-Standard, “Central New York Freedom Makers; Students’ Posters Help Fight Human Trafficking”, Zach Marschall, Nov 2, 2012; Radio Talk Show Guest, Women’s Voices: Reflections on War and Peace. WAER Radio, Syracuse, NY. March 26, 2003; TV Talk Show Panelist, interviewed by Karen Franklin on her hour long call-in show, Straight to the Source. Cable channel 13, Syracuse, NY. February 2001Syracuse Herald Journal, “It’ll Be OK, Mom”, March 16, 2003; Presenter, Issues in Distance Learning. Cazenovia College Faculty Development Day, Cazenovia, NY. October 9, 2002; Star Magazine, “Paint-by-Numbers”, May 26, 2002. Gallery pays tribute to “number filler-inners,” pg 16-17, Katherine Rushworth. Syracuse Herald Journal; ConnexUs, “First Year Seminar Success”, Fall 2001 Cazenovia College Publication.; Cazenovia Republican, “Earth Day Activities a Success”, page 6, May 2, 2001; The Marketeer, “Charting a New Direction”, Spring 2001 The Syracuse’s Business to Business Journal.

  • Aiga-gain
  • The International Graphic Arts Education Association
  • Syracuse Ad Club
  • College Art Association
  • Everson Museum of Art
  • Stone Quarry Art Park
  • National Art Education Association
  • United States Society for Education Through Art
  • Board Member, ArtRage Gallery, Syracuse, NY
  • Co-chair, Activism area, The Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA)