Jimmy Moss is a design educator, strategist and consultant, splitting his time between Los Angeles, USA and Quezon City, Philippines. He is currently a Professor of Graphic Design/Visual Communication at California State University, Los Angeles where he mentors graduate and undergraduate design students.
He directed strategic design services, advertising creative groups, and interactive product marketing for 17 years on behalf of both public and private companies for both the in-house and agency sides, before he chose a career in design education in 2005. He has done work for clients & brands including AAGT, Adobe, Alcatel-Lucent, Apple, AT&T, Corbis, Clorox, CSU-Long Beach, CSU-LA, D&B, Dockers, Disney, EFI, Epson, Gestalt Institute of Cleveland, Hitachi, Janus Funds, KRON-TV (SF) Levi’s, MTV, Novell, Providence Preservation Society, RISD, Shell, Taco Bell, Toyota, URS, Wells Fargo and Yale. He earned a BFA in graphic design from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA in graphic design from Yale. Jimmy is a passionate advocate for the transformative role designers can play in socially responsible change.
Professor Moss served as as president of AIGA Los Angeles from 2010-12, where he became the first full-time educator in over 25 years to lead the L.A. chapter of the professional association for design.