Johnathon Strube


Multi-disciplinary designer and educator creating work that investigates social and cultural systems.

I am interested in how messages and intention relate. I see this pursuit as a specific segment of social design that connects graphic design with the human condition through education, advocacy or activism. I believe the designer’s role is to tangibly present messages that may inspire or enact change.

Furthermore, I am interested in assemblage as a theory and practice within the bounds of graphic design. I have an ongoing project where I explore this research entitled Making Thoughts.

I hold an MFA in Visual Communication from Northern Illinois University. And, I also hold a BA in History, with a minor in Art-Visual Communication from Northern Illinois University.

Links of Interest

I currently serve Chicago’s oldest professional design organization as Treasurer for The Society of Typographic Arts.

Making Thoughts is a ongoing research project exploring visual rhetoric and contextual through typographic expression and composition.

“Design for Good” interview in Frank Magazine.

© Johnathon Strube, 2017.
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