MXD, University of Florida Graphic Design
University of Florida Graphic Design, Jarred Elrod

Branding & Systems: MXD, University of Florida Graphic Design—College of the Arts, School of Art+Art History
Branding package and design assets for a new master’s degree in Design offered in the College of the Arts at the University of Florida. Check them out here!

Jarred Elrod
Jarred Elrod
Jarred Elrod
Jarred Elrod

Exhibition / Installation Design & Murals | Black Velvet

Experiential writings collected over the course of a year—mostly shown as 18” X 24” prints as a solo exhibition in Knoxville, TN, but then translated into two murals for the Urban Revitalization Project here the the beautiful city of Gainesville, FL. These murals are both located in the Downtown Parking Garage are are both roughly 12′ wide. SIDE-NOTE. I got tired of making everything black by the end of this project, so I decided to break convention and go with the brightest red I could find for the last mural 🙂

Home Grown Hate, Elrod, Anti Gun Lobby, Protest Poster
Home Grown Hate, Elrod, Anti Gun Lobby, Protest Poster

Poster Design + Printmaking | Self-Initiated

A set of posters advocating for the removal of the gun lobby from politics. The screen-printed version in the lower image is currently in a traveling national exhibition titled Enough is Enough.

Poster Design, Photography and Illustration | Texas Tech University School of Theatre and Dance

Posters for the 2016/2017 + 2017/2018 Theatre Seasons at Texas Tech University.

Branding & Systems: The Moth Project | St. Norbert College + Plantbot Genetics

Collaborative, NEA funded community arts project through St. Norbert College and artist duo Plantbot Genetics. The project focused on informing the public about the importance of pollinators to local ecosystems through active community engagement, hands-on projects and exhibitions.

Branding & Systems: Fashion This | St. Norbert College

A series of exhibitions and events that shine a light on harmful fast fashion practices while also proposing practical, small-scale solutions for anyone who wants a fashionable closet that doesn’t depend on waste and exploitation. All of the events take place at either St. Norbert College or Silver Lake College.” (Caption quoted from

Experimental Illustration, Web Design and Installation | Two Person Research Collaboration

Long term text and image/illustration collaboration with Dr. Mark Charney, Playwright and Department Chair of Texas Tech School of Theatre and Dance.Visit our website to see more.

 Poster Design and illustration | The Tenderhooks Band

Concert posters created between 2009-2011 for a Knoxville, TN band. One poster was featured in David Sherwin’s HOW publication “Creative Workshop, 80 Design Challenges.”



New Small Business Branding | The Central Collective, Knoxville, TN

Logo, neon exterior signage and supporting material for print, web and social media.

Exhibition / Installation Design | MFA Thesis Exhibition “Everything and Nothing”

A one year process-based exercise where personal daily writings were made into a live-updated website, illustrations and 3D / interactive installations. All work was then synthesized into a single final exhibition.


Installation Design, Performance and Branding | The Official 2016 Hall of Shame Induction Ceremony

This exhibition explores the concept of shame using the highly recognizable visual language of one of our most violent and ironically beloved sports—American Football. Manipulating the concept of “teams” and a “hall of fame:’ the artist seeks to question what we have shamefully (consciously or unconsciously) deemed culturally permissible at one time or another throughout the short history of American culture. Four new teams were up for induction, the audience voted during the exhibition and the winner was announced via social media the same night. Over 400 votes were counted from gallery participants. This exhibition was subsequently featured in the 2017 Texas Biennial and even got a mention in Texas Monthly Magazine.

Jarred Elrod is an Educator and Graphic Designer currently residing in Gainesville, Florida. Raised in a small Texas Panhandle town, Elrod received his B.F.A. in Graphic Design from West Texas A&M University and his M.F.A. in Graphic Design from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. In addition to his experience teaching at the University of Florida, Arizona State University and Texas Tech University, he recently partnered with Western Oregon University to complete a mini-term as Visiting Professor of Graphic Design at Gaungxi Arts Institute in Nanning, China.

Coupled with his passion for teaching and love for all things related to Design Process, Elrod enthusiastically practices Graphic Design. His interests include client-based work for non-profits and cross-discipline experimental projects specifically related to Design for the Theatre. A sampling of Elrod’s recent work is featured in the Fall 2017 edition of HOW Magazine’s Promotion and Marketing issue and the 2017 Texas Biennial held in Austin, Texas. When he’s not teaching or making things, he can be found on ambitious road trips with his spouse and their Labrador Retriever.

—JLE 2019