Jeff Harwell


  • Employed (1984-1985) at Arnold/McKinnon Agency as a graphic designer in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Left Arnold/McKinnon to take a position as a graphic designer with The University of Akron Institutional Marketing Department (1985-present). Have taught graphic design classes for several semesters at The University of Akron, Myers School of Art.


  • Born and raised in Akron, Ohio. Currently live thirty minutes east of Akron in Randolph, Ohio.


  • Master of Art in Education, Higher Education Administration, May 2007
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, Graphic Design, May 1984
  • Associate Degree, Commercial Art, May 1981

Length of employment at UA:

  • 24 years

Significant achievements:

  • 1992 - 5th District Addy Award: College of Fine and Applied Arts promotional brochure
  • 1992 - Akron Addy Award:  College of Fine and Applied Arts promotional brochure
  • 1989 - Bronze Akron Addy Award: Illustration for Akron Magazine
  • 1987 - Silver Akron Addy Award: Case 5 promotional material
  • 1986 - Silver Akron Addy Award: Tune Up album cover
  • 1986 - Case Gold Medal Award: After Class newsletter

Personal Hobbies/Interests:

  • Enjoy playing golf


  • Significant other - Rita Shaffer
  • Mother - Judy Harwell, brothers Todd and Greg, sister Amy

Favorite Movie:

  • Caddy Shack, great comedy involving golf.



Jeff Harwell
Graphic Designer

The University of Akron

Akron, OH 44325
Phone: 330-972-7111
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