Jarred Elrod is an Educator and Graphic Designer currently residing in Gainesville, Florida. Raised in a small Texas Panhandle town, Elrod received his B.F.A. in Graphic Design from West Texas A&M University and his M.F.A. in Graphic Design from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. In addition to his experience teaching at the University of Florida, Arizona State University and Texas Tech University, he recently partnered with Western Oregon University to complete a mini-term as Visiting Professor of Graphic Design at Gaungxi Arts Institute in Nanning, China. Coupled with his passion for teaching and love for all things related to Design Process, Elrod enthusiastically practices Graphic Design. His interests include client-based work for non-profits and cross-discipline experimental projects specifically related to Design for the Theatre. A sampling of Elrod’s recent work is featured in the Fall 2017 edition of HOW Magazine’s Promotion and Marketing issue. When he’s not teaching or making things, he can be found on ambitious road trips with his spouse and their Labrador Retriever.