Tom Knights

Tom Knights Professor Emeritus
Northern Arizona University
Visual Communication

Research and teaching interests

Visual interest includes mark design, information graphics, wayfinding, visual identity and related systems, typography, posters and other forms of visual communication.

Representative research and creative activity

Current visual interest includes writing and co-authoring a book establishing the validity of certain design principles with known research in visual perception. Recently completed 2 on-line course developments, one is “The History of Visual Communication” and the other is “Communication Design” intended for communication majors.  

Links of interest

American Institute of Graphic Arts  
International Council of Graphic Design Associations 


MFA, University of Illinois 1970
BFA, Bradley University 1967