Art and Art History

Faculty and Staff

Studio Art

Edward Irvine- Associate Professor

Ned IrvineOffice:
FA 161

(910) 962-3416

(910) 962-7106


M.P.D. Graphic Design, NC State University College of Design

B.F.A. Studio Art, UNC Chapel Hill

Graphic Design History
Material Culture
Artist books

Ned Irvine is a graphic designer and graphic artist. His current practice assists artists and educational and cultural clients with their printed communications. Before returning to teaching full time, Irvine worked in publication design for clients such as McGraw-Hill and Global Finance Magazine. He also worked in software development for clients including the National Geographic Society and corporate communications for clients such as Red Hat, Tryon Palace Historic Sites & Gardens and the North Carolina Arts Council as well as exhibition and interactive educational projects for the North Carolina Museum of Art.

Since coming to UNCW, Irvine has worked with UNCW faculty by designing the inaugural issues of the journal Studies in American Naturalism and book covers for several colleagues. He also works extensively with the Cameron Art Museum, assisting with graphic identity and numerous publications. He most recently curated an exhibition for the CAM entitled "Art from Flour: Barrel to Bag".

Irvine is interested in how designed artifacts can be used to both inform and understand material and consumer culture.