Assistant Professor | Graphic Design
Kofi Opoku received his MFA from West Virginia University and his BFA from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana. His specialties include web and interaction design, and computer animation. He is interested in design as a material for inspiring behavior change, and his research has led him to explore ways by which human-computer interaction can aid understanding of social issues and other complex subjects.
Kofi began his design career as a graphic designer and animator, working in startup advertising agencies, production, and publishing houses. His interest in creative strategy and brand development, subsequently led him to serve as an Art Director at Origin8 Saatchi, the Ghana affiliate of the global advertising firm Saatchi and Saatchi. His work spans a wide range of media including print, video, web and interaction design. In 2010, he was the recipient of a poster design award on world sanitation, and his entry was featured on the curated advertising website, adsoftheworld.com.