Associate Dean, Administrative Affairs
Interim Co-chair, Department of Studio Art
Office of the Dean
Distinguished University Professor, Communication Design
Department of Design
Eric.Ligon@unt.edu | Art Building, Room 101
Areas of Expertise: Typography, publication design and brand development.
Eric Ligon has been a member of the faculty Communication Design program in the College of Visual Arts and Design since 1997.
Prior to his appointment as associate dean, he served as the program coordinator for the communication design program for eight years. He especially loves teaching typography courses. In 2012, Ligon was honored as a Distinguished University Professor at UNT.
He was president and co-founder of BrailleInk., a non-profit organization that produced dual-use, braille and print children’s books that encourage sighted and blind individuals to share reading time. His design work on this format was been featured in People Magazine, the Lions Club International Magazine and a variety of local and national newspapers, radio and television news programs.
Additionally, with his colleague Keith Owens, he has completed the redesign of the brand identities for the City of Anna, Texas, UNT, UNT Dallas, UNT Health Science Center, UNT Law School, and UNT System.
Professor Ligon earned his M.F.A. in Communication Design from the University of North Texas in 1997, and B.F.A. in Communication Design from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1984.