Jimmy Moss

College of Arts and Letters
Department of Art
Office FA332
(323) 343-4010

Jimmy Moss is a design educator, strategist, and consultant who splits his time between Los Angeles, USA and Quezon City, Philippines. He is currently a Professor of Design and Chair of the Department of Art at California State University, Los Angeles.

He has been a guest critic, curator, juror, and lecturer at universities and design schools across America and Asia.

He directed strategic design services, advertising creative groups, and interactive product marketing for 17 years on behalf of public and private companies for both the in-house and agency sides before choosing a career in design education in 2005. He has done work for clients & brands, including AAGT, Adobe, Alcatel-Lucent, Apple, AT&T, Corbis, Clorox, CSU-Long Beach, CSU-LA, D&B, Dockers, Disney, EFI, Epson, Hitachi, Janus Funds, KRON-TV (SFO) Levi’s, MTV, Novell, RISD, Shell, Taco Bell, Toyota, URS, Wells Fargo and Yale. He earned a BFA in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA in Graphic Design from Yale.

Professor Moss served as president of AIGA Los Angeles from 2010-12, where he was the first full-time educator in over 25 years to lead the L.A. chapter of the professional association for design. Jimmy is a passionate advocate for the transformative role designers can play in socially responsible change.

Specialties; Organizational and Program Development, Strategic Visioning, Design Management, Education Administration.

Supporter; AIGA Professional Standards of Teaching and Standards of Professional Practice. Member; Design Management Institute, Type Directors Club, Society of Environmental Graphic Designers, McKinsey Online Executive Panel, Interaction Design Association.