My design philosophy is simple: without passion, there is nothing.
I have a desire to produce positive and well informed work, and a need to create. Whether it is design, fine art, or a sewing project, I am always genuinely excited about bringing something new to life. The challenges of art are endless–there is absolutely no limit to what is possible. I am hopeful that you will enjoy my work.
Larrie King was born and raised in Leesville, Louisiana. He attended Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana, where he earned both his BFA and MA degrees while studying fine art, graphic design, and theatre. He went on to teach graphic design at Northwestern State upon graduation. In 2012, King moved to Ohio to pursue his MFA in Visual Communication Design at Kent State University, which he completed in 2014. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Design for the program, as well as Creative Director of Glyphix Studio, an historic student-staffed design agency in downtown Kent, Ohio. Larrie’s areas of design expertise include brand development, environmental design, illustration, and design research.
Along with teaching and practicing as a freelance designer and researcher over the years, he has also exhibited work as a painter and illustrator. His work has been featured at universities and galleries in the state of Louisiana, as well as throughout the nation. His most recent exhibition, “Spirit,” was exhibited at Kent State’s Downtown gallery space this spring. Many of these works can be seen in the Fine Art section of this site.
King is anxious to help guide young creatives into challenging scholastic endeavors. He is hopeful that he will help foster an undying spirit and enthusiasm for the arts and design. His personal interests include painting, sewing, music, illustration, and baking. He is an alumnus and former president of Kappa Pi, International Honorary Art Fraternity, Gamma Mu Chapter, as well as an alumnus and former historian for Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Marching Band Fraternity, Theta Nu Chapter, and an honorary member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Gamma Rho Chapter.
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