Elaine Cunfer teaches graphic design in the Communication Design Department in the College of Visual and Performing Arts. A member of the KU faculty since 1991, she brings her experience as a professional graphic designer and illustrator for various publications into the classroom.
Among the many topics she teaches are all levels of graphic design courses including Corporate Identity, Publication Design, Editorial Design, Poster Design and Design for the Greeting Card and Gift Industry as well as all levels of illustration.
Prof. Cunfer graduated from Kutztown University in 1983 and received her MFA degree in Visual Design from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University in 1991.
She has worked as a graphic designer/illustrator for the Raylon Corporation of Reading, PA; The Times Leader newspaper, Wilkes-Barre, PA; The Washington Times newspaper, Washington, D.C.; and as an information graphics specialist, illustrator and graphic designer for The Morning Call newspaper in Allentown, PA.
Her illustration and design work has been published in national design journals including Print Magazine and the Society of Newspaper Design Annuals.
Included in her many interests are fine metals and jewelry design, paper engineering, and printmaking.
MFA, Tyler School of Art
BFA, Kutztown University