Graphic Design Professor Daryl J. Moore named College of the Arts Founding Dean

Daryl J. Moore, Chair of the Department of Art and Design at Montclair State University in New Jersey, has been appointed Founding Dean of the California State University, Stanislaus College of the Arts. His appointment is effective July 1.

A Professor of Graphic Design at Montclair State with an international reputation for all phases of visual communication and publishing, Moore holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Advertising Design from Syracuse University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Communication Design from Pratt Institute in New York.

"Daryl Moore is working at the cutting edge of visual arts, and sees clearly the potential of our new College of the Arts to become widely known for academic and artistic excellence, and for exciting productions and exhibitions," said William Covino, CSU Stanislaus Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. "Under his capable leadership, we will go far."

Moore's professional background spans two decades and encompasses illustration, creative direction in advertising, and senior art direction and design in corporate and graphic design environments. He is a former founding partner of the design and advertising firm Visual Communications Group (VCG), located in Princeton, New Jersey. Moore is an elected member of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts and Manufacturers and Commerce in London, England, and has worked on projects in Australia, China, Hungary, Mexico, and South Korea.

Moore's professional background includes experience as a published children's book illustrator, creative direction in advertising, corporate and graphic design environments, and a published author on design topics. He is currently involved in the development of a design center in Shanghai, China, in collaboration with East China Normal University's College of Design.