Douglas Thomas graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design from Brigham Young University (2008) and he received an MA in Social Science from the University of Chicago (2011) and an MFA in Graphic Design from the Maryland Institute College of Art (2016). Before joining the faculty full-time at BYU (2017), he taught graphic design at the Maryland Institute College of Art and Johns Hopkins University.
Douglas Thomas’s work explores the nexus of typography, design, and culture, especially in user experience design, publication design, and branding. His design work has been featured in Abitare, AIGA Eye on Design, Communication Arts, Design Observer, Eye Magazine, Metropolis, Print, and Graphis. His writing has appeared in Fast Company and Huge/Magenta. He is the author of Never Use Futura (Princeton Architectural Press, 2017), a cultural history of the typeface Futura.