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Garreth Blackwell is a designer and a strategist. He has been an instructor of graphic design at the VCU School of the Arts and an instructor of advertising in the Robertson School of Media and Culture. He is the founder and owner of Wide Open Air Consulting & Design, a design firm focused on service to customers … Read More
Garreth Blackwell is a designer and a strategist. He has been an instructor of graphic design at the VCU School of the Arts and an instructor of advertising in the Robertson School of Media and Culture. He is the founder and owner of Wide Open Air Consulting & Design, a design firm focused on service to customers and clear communication. He is the associate director of the Magazine Innovation Center at the University of Mississippi School of Journalism where he was an instructor of journalism and taught courses in layout and design, photojournalism and magazine management from 2007-2011.

He is the co-author of Design Your Own Magazine, a book that deconstructs the process of magazine design into 15 simple steps. He is the co-editor of The Roads of Broken Dreams, the Robert Kennedy Award winning publication about the shrinking communities of the Mississippi Delta. Blackwell is also the Chief Marketing Officer of Masato Pearls, an international pearl company.

Blackwell holds a master's degree in journalism from the University of Mississippi and is currently attending Virginia Commonwealth University in pursuit of an interdisciplinary PhD in Media, Art and Text. Read Less
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