Barbara Loveland


B. 1951

Jackson, MI

BFA, Graphic Design, 1975

Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, MI

MS, Career and Occupational Education, Highest Distinction, 1994

Ferris State University

Big Rapids, MI

Professional Experience

Graphic Designer/Communications Manager

Herman Miller

Zeeland, MI

1994 – 1989

Assistant Professor, Visual Design and Web Media

Ferris State University

Big Rapids, MI

1989 – 2005

Manager, Graphic Design Group

Herman Miller

Zeeland, MI

2005 – 2008

Professional Activity

Assistant Director

West Michigan Graphic Design Archives

Kalamazoo, MI

Selected Awards and Recognition

Herman Miller Outstanding Employee Award


AIGA Design Leadership Award for Herman Miller


Distinguished Teaching Award runner-up with Distinction

Ferris State University

1996 and 1997

AIGA West Michigan Fellow Award


Published Articles/Books

Grand Rapids Business Journal

April 3, 2017

May 11, 2017

View article


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Design History 101

AIGA Eye on Design

View article

Selected Juried Competitions

Women In Design, Chicago

BRNO/CSSR International Exhibition

Graphis Annual

Print’s Best Corporate Communications

AIGA Communications Graphics

Selected Collections/Exhibitions

Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum

New York, NY

Grand Rapids Art Museum

Grand Rapids, MI

AIGA Archives and Special Collections

Denver, Co

Museum of Modern Art Design Collection

New York, NY

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