about me

HELLO, & WELCOME!

My name is Jarred Elrod—I’m a Graphic Designer + Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at the University of Florida. When I’m not working on self-initiated or client-based creative projects, my primary area of interest is developing cross-discipline methodologies to enhance creative potential and mental resiliency in design students and practicing professionals. I’m particularly interested in the intersection of the creative process and performance psychology and am currently collaborating with my lovely spouse (a licensed Psychologist) on a joint-initiative we call “The Creative Performer.” As a practitioner, I specialize in illustration, branding, and photography—primarily in the areas of social justice advocacy, higher education and theatre. This being said, I’m always open to collaborations / partnerships that lead me outside of my comfort zone. I graduated with my B.F.A. in Graphic Design from West Texas A&M University (go Buffs!) and my M.F.A. in Graphic Design from the University of Tennessee (go Vols!—sorry UF friends). I’m super passionate about teaching and have taught as a Visiting Professor of Graphic Design and Illustration at Gaungxi Arts Institute in Nanning, China and am currently working on a program to teach in Berlin, Germany through the University of Florida. My work has been featured in HOW Magazine, the Texas Biennial, and the Bolivia International Poster Biennial (this year!) and I’ve lectured and/or run workshops for AIGA, UCDA, NSSC, CAA and SECAC sanctioned academic conferences. When I’m not teaching or making things, I can be found on ambitious road trips with my spouse and our Labrador Retriever (Lexi), on a beach somewhere, working on our house, or changing the oil in our 2005 Subaru. Thank you for stopping by!

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Jarred Elrod, graphic design, illustration, lexi the lab, photography, teacher, university of florida
Me at home with Lexi, 2019 | Photo by Amanda Alexander

WANT TO WORK TOGETHER?

I’m currently accepting new jobs—please send an inquiry through the form below with a bit about the project or photo event you have in mind and I will be back with you shortly! We can talk details such as timelines, deliverables, rates, etc…