Meghan Gaul is a practicing graphic designer and photographer, originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She received her BS in Electronic Media, Arts, and Communication from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and her MFA in Graphic Design from Boston University College of Fine Arts.
As a graphic designer and photographer, she creates culturally rich work through lively visual syntax. Her studio practice includes print design and motion graphics for a range of companies, from hospitals to wineries, and public relation firms to ceramic artists. Some of her most recent work includes graphical abstracts for scientific publications, logo design for a foundry & forge, and letterpress printing at Hatch Show Print in Nashville,Tennessee. By designing for clients across a range of industries, she developed a fluency across various media. This fluency complements the breadth of courses she teaches as an Associate Professor of Graphic Design, which range from History of Graphic Design to Motion Graphics.
Gaul also serves as Chair of the Department of Art & Design, Executive Director of Rall Gallery, and advisor to Doane’s AIGA student group. Since developing and establishing the Graphic Design major in 2016, she has worked to integrate the program into the Doane Community through interdisciplinary collaboration, such as the Art & Design Competition in the Fields of STEM. Gaul has also integrated the program and the department into the community at-large through the establishing of a student-run design studio called PRIMAL Design, and through supporting the most recent artist-in-residence, who created an architectural video projection in downtown Crete that illuminated the front facade of the historic T.J. Sokol Hall.