Hello!

My name is McKenna, and I am an Assistant Professor and the Division Head of the MFA Design + MFA Illustration programs in The School of Design at the University of Central Oklahoma, and an award-winning Graphic Designer. I received my MFA in Graphic Design from Maryland Institute College of Art and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Central Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design, where I then worked professionally as a Graphic Designer for the Department before attending graduate school. I have been teaching full-time at UCO since August 2019. In the past year, my work has exhibited internationally at PH21 Gallery in Budapest, Hungary in a show called Motion, and I started/created the national student design competition, Salute this Spring.
I am currently accepting freelance design and mural work as my schedule allows, so please reach out if you'd like to connect!
At UCO, I teach all levels through a variety of classes such as Design Foundations 2 and 4, Computer Graphics 1, Graphic Design 1, and Graphic Design Practice. I also co-teach and am the Creative Director for our on-campus, student-run design studios—Clocktower and Inktank.
Oh, and I have three furry kids—Uno and Rolo the mini dachshunds, and Samafuss the bassador/mutt/who-knows-what!