Delaney facing forward, smiling, blonde and brown hair, beige jacket, black shirt

Delaney Smith-Vaughn

CVAD Career Coach
Office of the Dean, Student Success Center
CVAD + Career Center web pages
Art Building, Room 230
Alum: 2013, M.F.A., Studio Art
Website: Delaney Smith Studio



Delaney Smith-Vaughn coaches students and alumni in the following visual arts and design concentrations of the College of Visual Arts and Design.

Graduate Students
Any major

Art History
Interdisciplinary Art and Design Studies
Pre-Art Education and Art Education
Pre-Fashion Design and Fashion Design
Pre-Studio Art — students are divided and assigned in the Navigate app
Studio Art: Printmaking, Ceramics, Metalsmithing and Jewelry, Sculpture


Delaney Smith-Vaughn is a visual artist, designer and educator. She primarily works with handmade paper to create sculptures and explores text and typography. Her interactive books develop as the viewer alters the pages. As a result, each book is a unique story of marks based on unpredictable outcomes. Similarly, she alters common materials in her sculptures, such as tracing paper and receipts, creating rich landscapes with incidental textures. 

Delaney received her B.F.A. in graphic communications from the University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Miss., and her M.F.A. in Studio Art: Fibers from the University of North Texas, Denton, Texas. Delaney was an artist-in-residence at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and teaches workshops at art centers such as Oil and Cotton, Penland School of Craft, and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. As a designer for Make Art with Purpose, she creates publications such as Let’s Talk, a zine series focused on increasing knowledge, understanding and empathy across communities through stories.  

CVAD Mission: Cultivating creative talent and critical minds within a collaborative and caring environment.