Dave Pabellon is an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at Columbia College Chicago and a design consultant under the moniker It Is Just Dave LLC, with a focus on partnerships with cultural institutions, contemporary artists, and activist organizations. Most recently Pabellon was an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at Dominican University and prior to that held the role of Senior Designer at the award-winning studio Faust Associates. In addition to his professional and academic practice Pabellon also serves AIGA Chicago as the Co-President and Vice President of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging, sits on the Chicago Mobile Makers Executive Board, and is also a Core Organizer for the Design As Protest Collective. Pabellon holds an MFA ('07) in Graphic Design from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a BA ('01) in Graphic Design with a minor in Photography from California State University East Bay (formerly CSU Hayward).
B.A., Art California State University 2003
M.F.A., Graphic Design The University of Illinois at Chicago 2007