Jeremy Botts, M.F.A.

Associate Professor of Art
On Faculty since 2009

Phone: (630)752-7250


Rhode Island School of Design (BFA), studying for a year in Rome, Italy

Maryland Institute College of Art (MFA)

About Jeremy Botts

Jeremy Botts works with his hands around the ideas of landscape, journey, and language. His passion for the alphabet and design began at the dining room table, where his calligrapher father sat his children down on Sunday afternoons with ink and metal pen to practice the just formation of letters. He studied at Rhode Island School of Design, and spent his senior year in Rome, Italy.

After a decade of farming, working freelance and teaching part time he returned to school and received an MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art. He has worked with Ellen Lupton on the textbook Graphic Design: The New Basics and was responsible for writing a chapter in Indie Publishing (both with Princeton Architectural Press). He joined the Art Faculty of Wheaton College, Illinois in 2009 and is responsible for the graphic design curriculum. Most recently he has established Manibus Press with Dr Richard Gibson, a private press crafting books by hand.

For pleasure he makes collaborative drawings with his kids, tends backyard vegetables with his wife Susan, and tickles the faux ivory keys of his Scandalli accordion. He misses his renovated chicken house studio in Pennsylvania, which would on occasion sprout scaly legs and run through the alfalfa fields. Unlike those chickens, some glad morning he will fly away.

To see more of his work, visit his website >

Jeremy Botts

Classes Taught

  • Art Survey
  • Creativity & Design
  • Graphic Design I
  • Graphic Design II
  • Silkscreen Printmaking
  • Senior Seminar

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