Guy Villa - Columbia College Chicago

Guy Villa

Assistant Professor of Instruction


Guy Villa, Jr. received a BFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago (concentration in Graphic Design and Photography). After gaining experience at design studios and in-house design departments, he founded Guy Villa Design. The studio’s work consists of editorial and identity design for not-for-profit organizations, start-ups, and small businesses. In recognition for his work, he was named a Platinum Winner by Graphis and was interviewed and featured in the Graphis Letterhead 7 book. He was also interviewed by Print magazine and his work was published in the December 2008 issue. Other recognitions include UCDA, Print Retrospective DVDs, GDUSA Annual, GDUSA In-House Design, American Package Design Annual and Creativity International Awards. He is invited regularly to speak at conferences and has given presentations at regional, national and international venues. Guy is also Chair of the STA Design Inspiration Weekend, an annual forum held by The Society of Typographic Arts. Most recently, he was a juror for the international TypeCon Typography Award and the TypeCon Education Forum.

Instructional Areas

Curriculum development in Book Design, Typography, Information Design, Visual Identity and Narrative Development.

Creative Practice and Research Interests

Self-authorship in Experimental Typography, Book Design, Semiotics, and Publication Design.


B.F.A., Graphic Design University of Illinois-Chicago 1996