Tim Speaker

Tim Speaker
Associate Professor of Art

Bachelor of Science, Central Michigan University
Master of Arts, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Master of Fine Arts, University of Wisconsin-Madison


(864) 231-2065

What classes do you teach at Anderson

Graphic Design 3, History of Graphic Design, Publication Studio, Typography

What year did you start teaching at AU


Why teach at AU?

The people. From administration to students to colleagues to support staff, everyone at AU is kind, caring, and collegial. As both of my parents spent their entire careers teaching in Christian schools, I learned early on that a meaningful way to live out your Christian faith on a daily basis was to teach in a Christian environment. At AU, this daily devotion is alive in all that we do, whether in the classroom or anywhere else on campus. The opportunity to engage with our shared faith through compassionate understanding and dialogue is a constant blessing.


Music, film, literature, sports

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

Fairly high energy, with a focus on critique and creative discourse.

More About

Tim was born and raised in Saginaw, Michigan, which he describes as a “magnificent, post-industrial city.” He believes there are endless opportunities in the ever-expanding field of graphic arts.