Associate Dean of Administrative Affairs
Eric Ligon has been a member of the faculty Communication Design program in the college of Visual Arts and Design for 23 years. He is currently serving as the Associate Dean of Administrative Affairs. Prior, he served as the program coordinator for the communication design program for 8 years. (He especially loves teaching the typography courses.) In 2012, Ligon was honored as a Distinguished University Professor at UNT.
He was president and co-founder of BrailleInk., a non-profit organization that produced dual-use, braille and print children’s books that encourage sighted and blind individuals to share reading time. His design work on this format was been featured in People Magazine, the Lions Club International Magazine and a variety of local and national newspapers, radio and television news programs.
Additionally, with his colleague Keith Owens, he has completed the redesign of the brand identities for the City of Anna Texas, UNT, UNT Dallas, UNT Health Science Center, UNT Law School, and the UNT System.
Professor Ligon earned his MFA in Communication Design from the University of North Texas in 1997, and his BFA in Communication Design from Pratt Institute in 1984.