Kevin Ripka

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Kevin Ripka
Assistant Professor
Phone:
319-335-3431
Office:
W341 AJB
Office Hours:
Fall 2018: Tuesday 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Wednesday 10:30 am - 12:00 pm and by appointment

What is Kevin’s story? 

Kevin comes to The University of Iowa from the professional world where he has held various visual communication and front-end development positions. Most recently he was at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology where he specialized in communication of science to the public and web app/data entry design. Previously, he has been a Lead Web Designer at an advertising agency; both a freelance & in-house commercial/editorial photographer; and a graphic designer and creative manager at an online retailer.

His area of interest is data and information visualization within experiential, participatory, and interactive contexts utilizing web technologies, new technologies, and physical pieces. Subjects he likes to explore in these works include science communication to the public; pop culture & Americana (baseball cards being at the forefront of this inquiry); and heftier subjects such as time and mortality.

Courses

JMC:3610  Graphic Design