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Associate Professor of Digital Design


  • M.F.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • B.F.A., Arkansas State University-Jonesboro
  • Study Abroad - Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands

Teaching Specialties

  • Human Centered Design
  • Front-End Web Development 
  • Motion Graphics


  • The 505 Union Artist Collective


Joe Ford was born in Jonesboro Arkansas. He received his BFA in Studio Art from Arkansas State University in 1998 and his MFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2002. He has served as Curator of Prints at the Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions at Rutgers University, as Executive Director of City Without Walls art gallery in Newark New Jersey and as Assistant Director of Grants and Sponsored Programs at New Jersey City University. Mr. Ford's work has been exhibited nationally and internationally.

His current work is a third-person, passive and slightly bemused look at the near future, surveillance and our complicated relationship with technology. The materials and techniques that he uses and the aesthetic choices he makes oscillate between those of traditional home-building and house-keeping and the stuff of 21st century digital culture.