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Miranda Myles Jackson

Miranda Myles Jackson



Fine Arts 132A



Joined Northwest in 2020

Assistant Professor


  • Master of Fine Arts, Graphic Design – Liberty University
  • Master of Arts, Communications – Lindenwood University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Mass Communications – Dillard University

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Design
  • Typography 1
  • Typography 2
  • Digital Photography
  • Advanced Graphic Design
  • Advertising Design
  • Knacktive
  • Design Studio
  • Internship
  • Senior Seminar
  • Portfolio Review

Academic Interests

  • Graphic Design
  • Photography
  • Advertising
  • Drawing
  • History of Graphic Design
  • Business of Graphic Design
  • Design Research

Scholarly Activity


  • Myles Jackson, Miranda, “Design Fundamentals Handbook” (2020).
  • Myles Jackson, Miranda M., "Overcoming the Myth of the Contemporary “Starving Artist”: An Exploration into the Fusion and Viability of a 21st-Century Career in Art and Design" (2020).
  • Myles Jackson, Miranda. “Designing Design Education in the Pandemic.” Creative Critique, Creative Critique, 11 Feb. 2021,

Other Professional Experiences

Prof. Jackson has freelanced graphic design for well over a decade for mid to small businesses, marketing firms, and non-profits.  Having worked as a design educator in higher education since 2013, she has most recently written and published her first book, Design Fundamentals Handbook, for use in introductory graphic design courses.  Throughout the years, Prof. Jackson has also taught branding and graphic design workshops of varying sizes for organizational events including The St. Louis Business Journal and Venture Café.

  • Member – AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts)
  • Advisory Board Member - St. Charles Community College, Graphic Design Dept.
  • Advisory Board Member - Community Arts STL