Professor of Art
Phone: (712) 722-6374
Since 2001 David Versluis has been a faculty member in the Department of Art and Design at Dordt College. Before coming to Dordt, Versluis worked extensively in professional design as a graphic designer, art director and advertising manager. Professor Versluis studied art at Calvin College (BFA degree) and Western Michigan University (MFA degree). Versluis has presented papers on graphic design at various national conferences including the biennial CIVA (Christians in the Visual Arts) conferences. 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.
During the 2012 spring semester, David completed a sabbatical while working at Thirst/3st a leading-edge design studio in Chicago.
Versluis practices graphic design on selected projects and regularly participates in international, national and regional juried 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 and curator of the Dordt College Permanent Art Collection. 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/.