design and media appointments

Gensler, Atlanta, GA
Brand Design Lead; Associate

Sep 2015 – Present

Kevin Steele Design
Contract Graphic Designer
2008 – Present

Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Visiting Assistant Professor, School of Fine Arts
2013 – 2015

Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Adjunct Professor, School of Fine Arts
2012 – 2013

Grunwald Gallery of Art, Bloomington, IN
Graphic Designer
2011 – 2015

Indiana University School of Fine Arts, Bloomington, IN
Associate Instructor,
2009 – 2012

The Georgia Ballet, Marietta, GA
Graphic Designer / Marketing Manager
2006 – 2008
Level Pictures video production, Columbus, OH
Videographer & Editor / Owner
2001 – 2006
Ohio News Network, Columbus, OH
Video Editor
2000 – 2001


Indiana University
MFA - Graphic Design
Bloomington, IN
2009 – 2012

Scuola Internazionale di Grafica
Book Arts and Printmaking
Venice, Italy


Ohio University
BS - Communications (Video & Film)
Athens, OH, USA
1996 – 2000


Alphabets Alive! - Bodleian Library, The University of Oxford, England
Book as Art: The Page and Beyond - Columbia City Gallery, Seattle, WA
Atlanta Design Festival - Design Economy Expo, M Rich Center for the Arts, Atlanta, GA
Kevin Steele:Story in Structure - Roy C. Moore Art Gallery, University of North Georgia, Gainsville, GA
Unhinged: Book Art on the Cutting Edge - Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA

The Movable Book Society 10th Biennial Conference, Philadelphia, PA

Museo Casa Roig, Universidad de Puerto Rico
Thompson Rivers University, British Columbia, Canada
Pordenonelegge, Pordenone, Italy
University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA
Hiram College, OH
Memphis College of Art, TN
Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
Kent State University, OH
University of Texas at Arlington
University of Virginia, Charlottesville
Amherst College, Eli Marsh Gallery, MA
Houghton College, NY
Ohio Northern University, The Elzay Gallery, Ada, OH
Western New York Book Arts Collaborative, Buffalo
Grunwald Gallery of Art, Indiana University

Chhaap Foundation for Printmaking Trust, Gujarat, India
Taller Arteria Grafica, Madrid, Spain
University of Grenada, Spain
Escuela de Arte de Oviedo, Spain
Monticello-Union Township Library, IN
Texas Lutheran University, Annetta Kraushaar Gallery, Seguin TX
Hinds Community College, Raymond, MS
Ball State University, Muncie, IN
University of Texas at Austin, TX
Millsaps College, Lewis Art Gallery, Jackson, MS
Southern Graphics Council, St. Louis
University of Iowa, Center for the Book
University of Texas at Brownsville, TX
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Birmingham-Southern College, AL
Youngstown State University, OH
Belmont University, Nashville, TN
University of South Carolina Beaufort
University of Delaware
Grunwald Gallery of Art, Bloomington, IN

Monumental Ideas in Miniature Books II
National Taiwan University of Art, Tapiei
Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea
Sala Políglota Proyecto’Ace, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Abecedari d'Abecedaris illustrats, University of Barcelona, Spain
Miniature Book Society Conclave, Dublin, Ireland
The University of Akron, Emily Davis Gallery, OH
Savannah College of Arts and Design, Alexander Hall Gallery, GA
Cleveland Institute of Art, OH
University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
University of Mount Union, Crandall Gallery, Alliance, OH
Texas A&M University, Ben Bailey Art Gallery, Kingsville, TX
Experimental Escapades, The Fuller Projects, Bloomington, IN
The Kinsey Institute Juried Show, Bloomington, IN
Readers Art 11, Susan Hensel Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
School of Fine Arts Area Show, Indiana University
White Space, The Fuller Projects, Bloomington, IN

Pop-Up Now!, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR
Book Club, Harrison Center for the Arts, Indianapolis, IN
Hand2Hand, Columbia City Gallery, Seattle, WA
Medium of Choice, The Fuller Projects, Bloomington, IN
Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum, Two Rivers, WI
School of Fine Arts, Indiana University

Lancaster Festival, Lancaster, OH

Via Colori, Columbus, Ohio

Ohio Short Film & Video Festival, Columbus, Ohio


of Metropolitan Museum of Art, Watson Library, New York
of National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, England
of Bodleian Library, The University of Oxford, England

of Wits Art Museum, Jack Ginsberg Centre for Book Arts, Johannesburg, South Africa
of Lancaster University, Department of English and Creative Writing, Lancaster, England. 
of Clarke Memorial Library, UCLA, CA
of Fenwick Library, Special Collections, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
of Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
of Penrose Library, University of Denver, CO
of Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction, Bloomington, IN
of The Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
of University of Iowa, Special Collections, Iowa City, IA
of University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections, WA
of Western Michigan University, Special Collections, Kalamazoo, MI
of School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Tufts University, Boston, MA
of Savannah College of Art & Design, Atlanta, GA
of Ticknor Society, Boston, MA
of Ohio University, Alden Libraries, Special Collections, Athens, OH
of private collection, New York, NY
of private collection, Oslo, Norway
of private collection, Toulouse, France
works Published in

Gli strumenti del grafico by Giovanni Federle & Carla Stefani: Clitt-Zanichelli, Bologna, Italy
The Art of Origami Books by Jean-Charles Trebbi: Editions Gallimard / Alternatives, Paris, France 
The New Art Museum Library, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Maryland 
+81 Magazine, Vol. 82: Charm of the Paper, Tokyo, Japan
Parenthesis issue 31: The Journal of the Fine Press Book Association, “
3D Design Geekery: A Movable Book of Typography Design

dpi Design, Vol. 209, "Kevin Steele: Three-dimensional Diagram of Knowledge" feature
500 Handmade Books Vol. 2: Lark Crafts Publications
500 Paper Objects - New Directions in Paper Art: Lark Crafts Publications
Brand and Single-Page Design: Designer Books
BOOOOOOK: Designer Books

1000 Artist Books: Rockport Publishers/Quarry Books
Mastering Type: The Essential Guide to Typography: HOW Books

Canvas Magazine, Fall 2011 issue
HOW Magazine: May 2011, fold-tastic! article
Labyrinth Literary Magazine, Spring 2011 issue
Canvas Magazine, Spring 2011 issue

Canvas Magazine, Fall 2010 issue, Editor’s Choice: Visual Artist

Presentations and Workshops
Rose Library, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Public lecture
University of North Georgia, Gainsville, GA
Public lecture
Movable Book Society 11th Biennial Conference, Boston, MA
Presentation and demonstration


Paper Book Intensive, Saugatuck, MI
4-day binding workshop

Indiana University Graphic Design Club
Movable books lecture and workshop

Indiana University Graphic Design Club
Movable books lecture and workshop

Puget Sound Book Artists / University of Puget Sound
Workshop and lecture

The Lilly Library, Indiana University

Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Bookbinding workshop

Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum Wayzgoose
Bookbinding workshop
The Movable Book Society
Finalist - Meggendorfer Prize for Artist Books

Paper and Book Intensive
Nell Meldahl Work-Study Scholarship

Indiana University Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts
The Friends of Art Award in Studio Art

Pop-Up Now! / The Movable Book Society
Best of Show - Unique Book

Harrison Center for the Arts
Second Place, Book Club

Canvas Magazine
Editor's Choice : Visual Artist
Movable Book Society 12th Biennial Conference, Kansas City, MO
Judge, Meggendorfer Prize for Artist Books

Miniature Book Society 33rd Annual Conclave, Amsterdam
Judge, Miniature Book Competition

BOOKNESS at the Bodleian Library (podcast), University of Oxford
Book Artists & Poets (podcast), The University of Alabama
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