Social & Education Policy

Jeremy Swanston

  • Research Fellow, Social and Education Policy Research Program
  • Assistant Professor, School of Art and Art History


Jeremy Swanston is an assistant professor of Graphic Design in the School of Art and Art History at the University of Iowa. His professional experiences include being lead designer for the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and later the Government Publishing Office in Washington, DC. His research interests include designing multimedia products for a wide range of audiences by utilizing a human-centered design approach, focusing on the role of graphic design as a catalyst for change and a vehicle for promoting the greater social good. 

Research Interests

  • Human-centered design
  • Interaction and user-experience design
  • Social impact design
  • Community-based and service-based participatory design

Educational Background

  • MFA, Graphic Design, University of South Dakota, 2015
  • BA, Graphic Design, Northern State University, 2003