Darren Sanefski

Darren Sanefski

Darren Sanefski is an accomplished graphic designer, educator, and author with expertise in branding design, editorial design, data visualization, UI/UX design, and marketing. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in visual communication from Syracuse University and a Master of Arts in interactive design from State University of New York at Oswego, where he graduated with honors.

Currently, Darren serves as an Associate Professor at the University of Mississippi’s School of Journalism and New Media, teaching courses in graphic design, multimedia design, 3D modeling, motion graphics, and information design. He has also taught at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and previously served as Associate Director of the Magazine Innovation Center at Ole Miss.

Darren is the author of “Effective Graphic Design” published by Oxford University Press, which integrates theoretical concepts with practical design applications.

In addition to his academic pursuits, Darren has worked with various organizations, including Central Current, where he provided branding and UI/UX design services for their website. He has extensive experience in magazine design, having created brands, layouts, and templates for numerous publications.

Darren’s professional experience also includes roles such as Art Director for New York Horse magazine, Presentation Editor for Via Corsa magazine, and the design and launch of Central New York Sports Magazine. He has garnered regional, national, and international recognition for his designs, data visualizations, and illustrations.

Outside of academia and publishing, Darren operates a freelance marketing and graphic design business, working with clients ranging from local companies to national entities like iHeart Media, Boeing, and UnitedHealth Group. He is frequently sought after as a consultant and presenter for design seminars and workshops.


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