Antwon Key, MFA | Professor of Graphic Design

Selection of Student Projects

Courses Taught

I am an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design in the Art + Design Department at Salem State University in Salem, MA. In my capacity as a professor—I possess specific expertise in teaching graphic design, vector illustration, motion graphics, typography, brand identity design, responsive web design, and user experience design.

My goal as a teacher and mentor is to challenge my students to become the future designers that our society needs today. Although graphic design is a profession that is rapidly changing, what has not changed is the academic theories applied in the field. The designers of tomorrow need not only learn the technical aspects of computer software but have a full understanding of how to solve design problems using conceptual thinking.

To be successful, these designers need an understanding of how the crafting of images, color, and typography—no matter the medium—can have a lasting impact and influence our society. My role in the classroom is to create a positive learning experience where students can explore their passions, continually grow as visual communicators, and develop their critical analysis skills. Below are samples of recent work from my students.

Student Work


Album Cover Design

Album Cover Design

Graphic Design students produced album covers using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.


Vector Emoji Illustrations

Vector Emoji Illustrations

Using Adobe Illustrator students, using their illustration skills, designed their own vector emoji character icons.


Minimalist Movie Poster

Minimalist Movie Poster

Design students learned to conceptualize movies and tv shows into beautiful vector illustrative graphic posters.


Animation and Motion Graphics

Animation & Motion Graphics

Students, using design theories and typography principles, learned the process of creating unique visual identity packages.


User Experience Design

User Experience Design

Building upon previous assignments, students designed user experience for websites and mobile platforms.


Brand Identity Design

Brand Identity Design

Students, using design theories and typography principles, learned the process of developing brand identity and packaging for various consumer products.