Lindsey Peterson



Assistant Professor
Graphic Design and User Experience


Office: 1115 Calder Arts Center
Phone: (616) 331-2578

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Lindsey Peterson is an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design & User Experience. Lindsey joined the Visual & Media Art faculty at Grand Valley in 2019. As a designer, photographer, and visual storyteller, Lindsey is passionate about creating experiences that foster community and bring people together. Prior to joining Grand Valley, Lindsey worked as a designer and creative manager, gaining experience in brand and identity design, advertising, package design, digital & web design, user-centered research, and experiential design. Lindsey holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Graphic Design and Visual Experience from Savannah College of Art and Design, as well as a Bachelors in Graphic Design and Photography from Olivet Nazarene University. Lindsey’s research work thus far has focused on empathetic understanding, cognitive influence, and prosocial behavior within the discipline of design.





  • MFA, Graphic Design & Visual Experience, Savannah College of Art & Design
  • BS, Graphic Design & Photography, Olivet Nazarene University


Research Areas


  • Design & Community Engagement
  • Intersection of User Experience Design & Augmented Reality
  • Accessibility of Design Education
  • Cognitive & Cultural Design Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Collaboration & Design Practice



  • ART 209 - Graphic Design Basics
  • ART 211 - Graphic Design II
  • ART 307 - Digital Prepress
  • ART 312 - Graphic Design IV: Experience Design
  • ART 313 - 3D for Graphic Design
  • ART 410 - Graphic Design V
  • ART 415 - Senior Project: Graphics/Illustration





Hands In
Interface Design

Digital collage featuring a navy blue background and distorted, blurred text, with three circles in skin tones around its edges and with textural elements on top of it.

What’s Next
Digital Collage.


Greeting Card Box Set
Data Visualization Design

Cover Image for See With Intentions, featuring a sidewalk shot and a person standing framing their feet.
Book Spread with image of brick road on the right side
Image of person holding a mobile smart phone and pointing its camera to one of the book pages and revealing bonus content through Augmented Reality.

See With Intentions
Multimedia Design (Print, Web, and Augmented Reality)

Page last modified February 25, 2022