Vinicius Lima

Vinicius Lima


Assistant Professor
Graphic Design and Foundations

Area Coordinator
Graphic Design

Office: 1119 Calder Arts Center
Phone: (616) 331-3119

Curriculum Vitae (.pdf)
Personal Website


Vinicius Lima is an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design. A native Brazilian from Rio de Janeiro, Vinicius joined the Art & Design faculty at Grand Valley State University in 2014 where he teaches courses on Typography, Layouts for Print and Web and Experience Design. His research is focused on Website Design, Website Development, Responsive Web Design and Mobile Interfaces. Vinicius uses basic design principles to create a statement based on the space the work is placed and explores the relationship between environment and object. His side research venues include furniture design and sustainable design. He holds an MFA and MA in Design with a minor in Photography from The University of Iowa and a Bachelor of Architecture and Urban Design from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Vinicius work was exhibited nationally and internationally in countries such as Brazil, Portugal, Turkey, China and Slovenia. Prof. Lima recently received the 2015 GD USA American In House Design Awards for his latest Poetry On The Rapid Project.



MFA, Design, The University of Iowa

MA, Design, The University of Iowa

B. Arch., Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.



  • ART109: Graphic Design Basics
  • ART210: Graphic Design I
  • ART211: Graphic Design II
  • ART310: Graphic Design III
  • ART312: Graphic Design IV: Experience Design
  • ART410: Graphic Design V
  • ART413: Portfolio
  • ART415: Senior Project: Graphics/Illustration
  • ART491: Internship In Studio Art
  • ART499: Independent Study in Art



Poetry On The Rapid

Poetry On The Rapid, Bus Placard, 11"x28", series of 6, 2015

Lima- Mobile Interfaces

Mobile Interfaces

Lima Typography, Layouts for Print

DTIC Department Identity, 2010

Lima Book Design

Design Plural Catalog Design, 2011.

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