Jason Goupil

Kent State University


Jason Goupil is a proponent of community and establishing collaborative efforts as a tool for sustainable innovation. He is focused on social advocacy initiatives, exploring research topics to unearth systemic design opportunities. In 2010, his research on Generation Y led to a position with NASA where he developed educational tools for adolescents.

Jason continues to develop strategic systems and tools, most recently involving projection models that have been adopted by Kent State University's Visual Communication Design graduate department.

Using a design thinking framework, his work has varied greatly in scope and outcome. He has conducted studies on discrimination against the LGBT community as it pertains to college campuses and with a Veterans of War support network as they heal from the effects of PTSD. Currently, Jason is assisting VCD graduate students as they investigate graphic tools for facilitating relief efforts in Rumbek and Kibera, rural areas of Africa.

Previous degrees include an AS in Fine Art from Niagara County Community College and a BA in Graphic Design from Cleveland State University. He is an instructor at Kent State University and is in his last semester seeking an MFA in Visual Communication Design.

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