Nate Mucha

Associate Professor of Design
All FacultyCommunication & Visual Arts

Contact Information

Nate Mucha


  • M.F.A., Kent State University, 2012. Visual Communication Design – Summa Cum Laude
  • B.A., Grove City College, 2008. Philosophy – Magna Cum Laude
  • Affiliations
  • AIGA: The Professional Association for Design
  • Redeemer Church, PCA
  • Kent Area Chamber of Commerce

Areas of Expertise

  • Visual Communication Design
  • Design Thinking and Process
  • Web Design
  • Design Research
  • Traditional Printing Processes
  • Branding
  • Adobe Creative Cloud

Courses Taught

  • Intro to Visual Communication Design
  • Intro to Design Thinking
  • Design Software Tools
  • Visual Communication Design I
  • Visual Communication Design II
  • Interactive Design and User Experience
  • Printmaking

Selected Publications

  • The American Craftsman: A Contemporary Revival

Professional Experience

  • Rust Vally Design, Partner and Creative Director (2011–current)
  • Kent State University, Part Time Instructor (2010–2012)


  • Furniture and Architecture
  • Gardening
  • Small Business Development
  • Barbecue

You may be surprised to know
I own, maintain, and run multiple letterpresses from the 1800s.