Eric Winter, MFA

Associate Professor Phone 816-501-2445

Eric Winter is a recognized and awarded professional in the fields of design and design education. He has a passion for design activism, sustainability, and design’s effect on both built and natural environments. Winter’s professional experience includes positions as a designer for the U.S. Army Office of Morale, Welfare, & Recreation and environmental graphic designer for Gensler Architecture & Design. He has published international presentations on the pedagogy of play and speculative design.

Winter’s MFA program at Kansas State University was steeped in the “Design for Good” ethos. That ethos extends to his human-centered and future-focused approach to design pedagogy. Having taught across the design curriculum, Winter is equally adept at guiding both beginner and advanced students on their path towards aesthetic development and industry awareness. He also regularly mentors students to wide-ranging success in various regional and national design competitions.  

Winter is extremely active in the Kansas City design community. He currently serves as President of the Kansas City chapter of AIGA the professional association for design. He recognizes the importance of remaining connected to industry outside of the education bubble. His size-able network of design contacts keep him abreast of industry best practices, serve as guest lecturers, and connect students to internship and career opportunities. 

Winter recognizes there is always more to learn. For him, that’s what keeps the ever-expanding world of design so stimulating.

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