Julie Vondervellen, Carroll University faculty

Julie VonDerVellen

Assistant Professor of Graphic Design Get Contact Info


Graphic Design


Julie VonDerVellen, MFA is an artist and design educator. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Graphic Design at Edgewood College and her Master of Fine Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at Carroll University and has also taught as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Communication Design at the Hubei University of Technology in Wuhan, China.

Julie has held solo exhibitions at the Cameron Art Museum, Clarke University, Carroll University, and the Foundry Art Centre. She has participated extensively within group exhibitions held at the Racine Art Museum, James May Gallery, Var Gallery, Dishman Art Museum, Indiana University, High Point University, South Dakota University, and the Minnesota Center for Book Arts. Her artist books have been acquired by the UW-Madison Kohler Art Library, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Special Collections Library, and the University of North Texas Special Collections Library.


  • Edgewood College, BS 
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, MFA 

Areas of Specialization

  • Graphic Design
  • Art
  • Artists' Books
  • Foundations – Advanced-Level Design
  • Print
  • Packaging
  • Layout
  • Design Thinking
  • Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
  • Internship and Career Preparation
  • Curriculum Development
  • UI/UX, Web, Mobile

Service to Carroll University and Profession

9 Years at Carroll University

2020 – 2021 
Elected Chair, Faculty Development Committee 
2019 –2020 
Member, iTTASC, Innovations in Teaching, Technology, and Scholarship 
2017 –2019 

Member, Instructional Faculty Executive Committee 
Academic Advising Committee 
Pioneer Mind Task Force 
Convocation Speaker, Make Your Mark: How to Be a Creative Citizen 

What is your teaching style?

Interactive, Problem-Solving Activities and Exercises, Lecture, Demonstrations, Learn by Experimenting and Iterating, Personalized Lessons and/or Tutorials, Step-by-Step Videos, Collaborative Brainstorming and Client-Based Design Projects
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