Ping Xu

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Ping Xu was born and raised in Shanghai. He began his professional career and served as an Art Director, a Creative Director, and a Production Director in Shanghai advertising industry since 1988. He began teaching at Kansas State University in 2003, continued his teaching career through the University of Southern Mississippi from the Fall semester of 2005, then through Truman State University in January 2010. During his academic career, he has been teaching courses in Visual Communication and Foundation, and taught classes from freshmen level to senior level, including print-based graphic design, web design and time-based motion design. He joined The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in Fall 2015.

Ping Xu is a member of Art Directors Club, New York, and American Advertising Federation. His Visual Communication research is mainly focused on Corporate Identity, Typographic Poster Design, Advertising Design, Digital Photography, and Interactive Communications. Ping received seven American Advertising Awards professional in AAF competition in 2007, 2008, 2010, and 2016 respectively. He published ten works of graphic design and illustration in Volume-IX, Volume-VII, and Volume-XI of the International Contemporary Artists book in 2013, 2014, and 2016.

Ping Xu initiated Cross Connections International Design Exhibition and curated it in 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2012 respectively. As an international exchange program, the visual communication juried exhibition represents a significant overview of international graphic design trends, featuring work by faculty and students, from eight institutions that are making their mark in the Visual Communication field within their respective countries. The eight institutions in past years were selected from the United State, Germany, Belgian, South Africa, Mexico, and China.

Company Name The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Title Assistant Professor
  • The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV)
  • Truman State University
  • International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS)
  • Taiwan National Museum of History
  • Cheerus Dental Care, Memphis
  • Quality Dental Care, San Jose
  • Autophagen Bioscience Inc, New York
  • ADDY Award Professional 2016 / AAF-RGV
  • ADDY Award Professional 2010 / AAF-Mid-Missouri
  • ADDY Award Professional 2008 / AAF-MS
  • ADDY Award Professional 2008 / AAF-MS
  • ADDY Award Professional 2008 / AAF-MS
  • ADDY Award Professional 2008 / AAF-MS
  • ADDY Award Professional 2007 / AAF-MS
Media Specialties
  • Advertising
  • Art Direction
  • Brand Identity
  • Catalogs
  • Corporate Identity
  • Creative Direction
  • Editorial
  • Education
  • Graphic Design
  • Interactive
  • Photography
  • Print Design
  • Typography
  • Web Design