Professor of Art
Phone: (712) 722-6374
During the 2012 spring semester, David completed a sabbatical while working at Thirst (3st) a design studio based in Chicago.
Professor Versluis studied art at Calvin College (BFA degree) and Western Michigan University (MFA degree). Since 2001 he has been a faculty member in the Department of Art and Design at Dordt College. Versluis has presented papers on graphic design at various conferences including the biennial CIVA (Christians in the Visual Arts) conferences from 2007 to present. Many of his students have received recognition for their design work with regional non-profit clients. Several of his students have produced award-winning projects in professional competitions on the state and Midwest regional levels.
Versluis practices graphic design on selected projects and regularly participates competitively in national and regional art exhibitions. In addition to teaching the graphic design courses, David is the advisor for the pre-architecture program at Dordt College and is director of the Campus Center Art Gallery. He is a member of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) and Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA).
In 2009, Versluis started an (American Institute of Graphic Arts) AIGA Dordt College Student Group, whose blog can be found at http://dcaiga.blogspot.com/.