Kim Hopkins

Associate Professor

Prof. Kim Hopkins

Contact Info

Center for the Arts
Room 4018
Weekdays by appointment
or by hours published on office


M.F.A., Visual Arts (Advertising Design) Marywood University, Scranton, PA
B.A., English, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Areas of Expertise

Graphic Design


Kimberly Hopkins loves graphic design. Her current research interests include social practice and the relationship of language and image. Prior to her arrival at Towson she worked as an in-house designer in both commercial and non-profit sectors creating editorial, promotion, branding, and web projects. In 2007 she founded khopdesign, LLC an award-winning design and illustration studio working with local, regional, and national clients. She currently exhibits and curates in the Baltimore area. Her work has been published in books such as Designing for the Greater Good and Really Good Logos Explained, and her writing has been published in Design & Culture. Select honors include a residency and fellowship with Design Incubation, two Creativity International Awards, a Moonbeam Award, and an Ozzie award. 

Courses Taught

  • ART 220: Design: Creativity + Process
  • ART 317 Graphic Design I
  • ART 417 Graphic Design II
  • ART 355 Typography I 
  • ART 465 Graphic Design Social Issues 
  • ART 483 Package Design 
  • ART 496 Portfolio