University of Mississippi

Tyler Lindsey

Assistant Professor of Art
Graphic Design

MFA, University of Memphis
BFA, Tennessee-Martin


Born and raised in Covington, Tennessee, Tyler Lindsey has studied art and design throughout West Tennessee. After earning a BFA in Graphic Design at the University of Tennessee-Martin in 2009, he worked as a writer and designer for Tipton County’s newspaper, The Leader. In 2011, he began pursuing an MFA degree in Graphic Design at the University of Memphis, where he studied how animation can create synesthetic (multi-sensory) experiences and, thereby, can be used as a teaching medium for deaf children. During his time as a graduate student, Tyler also worked as a graphic designer and photographer for the Memphis-based, e-commerce business Seismic Audio Speakers, Inc. until he graduated in May 2014.

As part of the graduate assistantship at the University of Memphis, Tyler taught various graphic design courses over four semesters centered around computer-assisted design, illustration, and conceptual design thinking. It was there that he made the decision to continue his teaching career in higher education.

An illustrator at heart, Tyler focuses on translating traditional art skills and sensibilities into digital design practices. Creating by hand yields new possibilities in his design process for projects that involve motion graphics, information design, bookmaking, and others. Additionally, Tyler explores other artistic avenues in wet and dry art media like ink wash and printmaking. He begins teaching at the University of Mississippi as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Graphic Design in the Fall 2014 semester.