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Luke M. Anspach

Assistant Professor of Art
Academic Background
Bachelor of Science, Indiana Wesleyan University
Masters of Fine Arts, Vermont College of Fine Arts
Luke Anspach

What classes do you teach at AU?

ART 221: Methods of Ideation
ART 329: Special Topics
ART 323: Brand Identity Design
ART 493: Senior Seminar in Graphic Design

What year did you start teaching at AU?


Why teach at AU?

A synthesis of dedication to the Christian faith, a robust Design program, skilled and collaborative faculty, and engaged students.


Travel, Cycling, Backpacking, Music, LEGO

Notable achievements outside of discipline

Lark's Song Millard Servant Leadership Award, 2016; Indiana Wesleyan University Design Teaching Fellowship, 2017; Numerous national and international design awards in place branding and web design.

People might be interested to know I...

Am a certified professional life coach and actively do missions work.

Places you've lived

Indiana, California, South Carolina

What do you find most enjoyable about working at AU?

Hands down, the people. The students are enthusiastic, dedicated, and engaged with their learning. The Art+Design faculty are collaborative, collegial, and have a great sense of humor.

What I wish prospectives students knew about my discipline or careers in my discipline.

Design is more than programs, products, or professions. It can be process, perspective, and a posture to "be" within the world. And more than anything, it can be possibility in the face of society's greatest problems.

How would you describe your classes to someone who has never attended one?

Experience-based and active learning environment, focused on student-centric values, learning, and growth.


"At the Table: Scribbles & Stories on Teaching Design", Vermont College of Fine Arts; Montpelier, VT, 2020.

Novel: Graduate Thesis Exhibition, Vermont College of Fine Arts, 2020. (Group Digital Exhibition)

Brickwork Project, Indianapolis Design Week, Indianapolis Historical Society, 2019.