Jeanne Komp believes in encouraging and motivating students as designers and morally responsible citizens—an approach she has used since joining the Cabrini College faculty in 2006.
“My passion for graphic design and dedication to helping is why I teach,” Komp says.
“Learning is not just about repetition and rote, but about discussing concepts, studying the past, sharing experiences, collaborating to generate ideas, and implementing design strategies.”
A clear and concise design process is fundamental in Komp’s teaching, as she finds that it allows students to focus on each task.
Having a design process also is important because students will employ it throughout their careers as creative problem-solvers, she adds.
Komp’s academic interest in typography, letterpress and visual culture has led to the development of new courses in the major and core curriculum, as well as co‑curricular activities.
Always looking for a public outlet for her students, Komp has implemented several student design competitions into her courses. Cabrini students’ work has been exhibited in multiple events sponsored by the Philadelphia Chapter of AIGA, the professional association for design, including the “Wear Your Voice” T-shirt Competition (2006), “Campaign to Sustain” Poster Competition (2009), and the “BYOB” Nutrition-centered Bag Competition (2011).
Komp earned a master of science degree in digital design at Philadelphia University, and a bachelor of fine arts in communication design with a minor in public relations at Kutztown University.
Her master’s thesis was the creation of typehype.net, an award-winning interactive website to assist students in developing typographic skills and enhance undergraduate graphic design education.
When not at Cabrini, Komp and her husband, Tom, embrace the chaos of life with their twin boys, Jacob and Trevor. She enjoys traveling, vintage signage, and all things chocolate.
Contact Information: Jeanne Komp Associate Professor, Graphic Design Founder’s Hall, Room 268A 610-902-8313 firstname.lastname@example.org www.komprehensive.com