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Drew, John T.

Professor of Graphic Design

Project Director & Founder of The Design Innovation Project


Office: 657-278-4657

Department: 657-278-3471



Professor John T. Drew is the executive director and founder of the Innovation Center for Design Excellence, a 2016 start-up nonprofit organization dedicated to providing scholarships to underprivileged design students. He is also the project director and co-founder for The Design Innovation Project (CSUF), a joint faculty partnership with Cal Poly Pomona and industry leaders to create “mobile think tanks” that specialize in innovative solutions for visual communication problems. Drew is currently a full professor at California State University Fullerton (CSUF) and has served as the vice chair of the Art Department -- a department of over 70 faculty members. He is the recipient of university awards for outstanding teaching, scholarship (four times) and authorship (six times). Drew has taught at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond Virginia and the University of Utah, and has been a visiting professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, Qatar in the graphic design and visual communication areas. He is the co-author of "Acuity 1.0; Color Management: A Comprehensive Guide for Graphic Designers" (Rotovison 2005, Allworth Press 2012), "Color Management for Logos" (Rotovision 2006), "Color Management for Package Design" (Rotovision 2008), Choosing Color for Logos & Packaging: Solutions for 2D & 3D Designs (Rotovision 2009) and "The Acuity Color Matching System" (Rotovision 2005). Many of these books have been translated and published as co-editions into French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Italian, Russian, and South East Asia (simplified English language). Drew is the co-editor of "Design Education in Progress: Process and Methodology" (CDSCAD- Virginia Commonwealth University Press), and he is on the editorial board of directors for Designed Behaviors, an international design journal published by Kyunggido: Design Research and Education Lab, South Korea.

Areas of Knowledge:

  • UX Design
  • Typography
  • Design Criticism
  • Color Theory: Additive, Subtractive, Three-Dimensional, and Pragmatic Color Theory
  • Design Education


  • Art -- Graphic Design


  • Asia
  • Europe
  • Middle East
  • North America