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Paul Young

Paul Young
Title: professor, graphic design, web design
Fine and Applied Arts

BFA, University of Illinois
EdM, University of Illinois

Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Paul Young developed a love and skill for the culinary arts; he can “recreate almost any dish I taste in a restaurant.” It is his artistry in graphic design that has garnered notoriety, however. A graphic designer for over 30 years and winner of numerous Ad Club of Champaign CHAAMP Awards, Paul held creative positions at ad agencies, design studios, publishing firms, and in-house art departments in New York City and Milwaukee before joining Parkland in 1999. He and wife Bonnie co-own a successful design studio, Electric Pictures, in Champaign.

Paul’s philosophy is “to create a workshop environment in the classroom that simulates the real world as closely as possible. I encourage students to bounce ideas off each other and to observe how I work with other students.” If he’s not teaching or designing, you might catch him strolling the Farmer’s Market in Urbana for the freshest ingredients.

Contact Information

Parkland College
2400 West Bradley Avenue
Champaign, IL 61821
Phone: 217.351.2200
Toll Free: 800.346.8089


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