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Terry Londy

Published September 28, 2021

Assistant Professor
Department of Interior Architecture and Design
Curriculum Vitae


A Detroit maker with commercial experience in Graphic & Interior Design, Terry specializes in the role of Brand in the built environment. After a relocation in Chicago, his skillset began to evolve through the many facets of Environmental Graphic Design, signage and wayfinding, and ultimately found his passion with large Branding projects. Terry posits that the key to great design is understanding that the Brand is much more than a logo, but is more of a living, breathing entity. It becomes an icon that drives consumers to buy & creates die-hard loyalty. The design challenge is creating the intersection with the user and the Brand, storytelling, developing the experience, and ultimately building the connection they make to the space. After leaving practice for academia, he now seeks to develop and invest in students. His approach to the classroom setting is like a commercial design studio, infusing the value of team building and interaction, as well as demonstrating the value of fostering client relationships and how to build them.

Joined IA&D Team 2021


BFA Graphic Design/ Interior Design Dual Major
Eastern Michigan University

MA Environmental Graphic Design
Lawrence Technological University

MBA Entrepreneurship (in progress)
Depaul University

Teaching Areas

  • Construction Systems
  • Graphic Design for Entrepreneurship and Brand Identity
  • Design Foundations
  • Portfolio Development
  • Environmental Graphics for Wayfinding & The Built Environment
  • Sketching in the City (Taught Abroad)
  • Design & The Human Experience (Taught Abroad)


  • Typography 3
  • Client & Community – Branded Environments & Fabrication
  • Exhibit Design
  • Portfolio Development

Research Areas

  • Portfolio Success, and how it plays a role in Getting Hired
  • The role of iconography in inclusive Wayfinding
  • The execution of Branding in the Built Environment
  • Experiential & Immersive Teaching