Brian Jones’s Profile

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Brian Jones
Title
Adjunct
Department
Communication Design
Office Location
Naam 1112
Bio

A Carnegie Mellon University graduate and native Washingtonian (DC), he began as a Visual Information Specialist for the Smithsonian Institution, Office of Exhibits Central.

Mr. Jones joined Corning Incorporated in 1984 as a Communications Designer in Corporate Design. As Manager, Creative Design for Corporate Exhibits & Design, Brian’s expertise has been applied to the full gamut of creative problem-solving in 2- and 3-dimensional design for corporate branding, tradeshows and events, sales promotion and collateral. Now, as COO / Creative Director at Crystal McKenzie, Inc., since 2001, Jones has done work for a broad array of industries including optical communications, eyecare, automotive, life sciences, and information display, cultural institutions and higher education.

In 1998, the Smithsonian invited Brian to design the exhibit Speak To My Heart: Communities of Faith and Contemporary African American Life. The 5,000 square-foot exhibit was organized and produced by the Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture.

Jones’ fine art has been shown in solo and group exhibitions including Marble Collegiate Church (New York, N.Y.) ongoing Celebrating the Creative Spirit series; 171 Cedar Arts Center, Corning, N.Y.; published in Seven Visions: The Spirit of Religion in Contemporary Regional Art by the Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, N.Y.; and, Finger Lakes Wine Country: Just Down the Road Outdoor Billboard Group Exhibition and Website Gallery, The Arts of the (N.Y.) Southern Finger Lakes. Brian has earned recognition from Print magazine and the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA). Brian also served on the AIGA / Upstate New York Board of Directors.

Not forgetting the value of his educational experience, Brian has been an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Alfred University, teaching School of Art & Design Courses: Design for Business Vision, Visual Communications, and Introduction to Design and currently teaches Communication Design at CUNY CityTech, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Published Work
• AIGA CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE for illustration and design collaboration in “Discover Design” poster published in USA 2. MERIT AWARD IN PRINTMAKING WSKG-TV Art Auction, Binghamton, New York.
• PRINT MAGAZINE Silver Medal for “Optical Fiber” posters. PRINT REGIONAL DESIGN ANNUAL 1993
• Corning Incorporated Headquarters Symbol Project ROCHESTER SOCIETY OF COMMUNICATION ARTS Certificate of Excellence.
• SEVEN VISIONS: THE SPIRIT OF RELIGION IN CONTEMPORARY REGIONAL ART Exhibition Catalog Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, New York, 1991
• “From the ‘Heart’ of black churches,” Metropolitan (Washington, DC) Times, May 20, 1998
• THE ARTS OF THE SOUTHERN FINGER LAKES, 2000 Commission. To promote regional artists and cultural tourism, in response to the regional branding initiative, “Finger Lakes Wine Country: Just down the road.”
• “Smithsonian designer speaks tonight at CCVA,” The Chautauquan Daily, August 23, 1999
• Billboards brand area as worthy destination, Corning Leader, March 4, 2000
• Secrets of Creativity, Elmira Star-Gazette, December 16, 2001
• From slavery to freedom: A new look at Chemung County’s black heritage, Elmira Star-Gazette, February 2003 Outlook 2005, Elmira Star-Gazette, February 20, 2005
• About Brian Jones: https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/brian-jones.html?tab=about

Work Phone
2125984567 x205
Email address
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My Courses

COMD2400 COMD II, FA2021

COMD2400 COMD II, FA2021

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COMD2400 COMD II, FA2020

COMD2400 COMD II, FA2020

This openly available model course contains course information, learning outcomes, suggested weekly topics and projects, video resources, quizzes, and more. It may be cloned and adapted by any faculty member teaching this course.

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BIPOC RESOURCE SITE

BIPOC RESOURCE SITE

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