Zack Tucker

Assistant Professor
Communication Design

MFA, University of Illinois
MA, Southeast Missouri State University
BFA, Southeast Missouri State University

Zack TuckerZack Tucker is an Ohio-based design researcher and educator interested in the redistribution of benefits and burdens inherent in political structures and systems in the United States. He works with individuals and communities to explore how they interact and experience democracy now and invites them to imagine more equitable futures through design. How can we form a more perfect union through cooperation? What have other groups done to create more equitable experiences with democracy? What do emerging designers need to know to be responsible citizens? How does a pluriversal democracy look and feel? To examine questions like these, Tucker constructs and analyzes interactive, participatory, and educational experiences that use storytelling, speculation, and collaboration to challenge pre-existing attitudes related to the rights and responsibilities of being a citizen in a free and democratic political system. Tucker regularly presents and publishes his work through major national and international venues.

Tucker earned an MFA in Graphic Design at the University of Illinois and holds an MA in Educational Technology and BFA in Art from Southeast Missouri State University. Tucker has held several positions in design and higher education including Senior Design Strategist for the Siebel Center for Design and Media Specialist for Kent Library at Southeast Missouri State University where he served as Director of the Heather MacDonald Greene Multimedia Center.