Grant Schexnider is an award-winning designer and marketing communications professional with over 25 years of design, branding, and marketing experience, with a focus on higher education and non-profits. Schexnider spent much of his career at the University of Chicago, joining as Design Director in 1998 and rising to Brand Manager and university-wide Creative Director. For over 17 years he helped lead, grow and invigorate the communications teams within the Graduate School of Business and University Communications, and developed the visual language and standards of the university.
In partnership with senior leadership, Schexnider led the development and implementation of the University of Chicago’s first-ever branding initiative. He was also integral to the launch of the University of Chicago Campaign: Inquiry & Impact, developing the logo and identity for the campaign and overseeing its implementation across media and platforms.
In 2015 Schexnider became Creative Director for Loyola University New Orleans, where he again helped to lead a university rebrand and initiated and launched a revamp of the alumni magazine.
In the summer of 2016, he established his own creative agency, GSC. Current and past clients include the Association of American Universities (AAU), the University of Chicago (including UChicago Communications, Harris Public Policy, UChicagoGRAD, myCHOICE, International House, and Alumni Relations and Development), Silva Content Solutions, Loyola University New Orleans, Hyde Park Refugee Project, Faith In Practice, Citybase, Charge Savvy, and the Illinois Arts Council.
Prior to 1998, he served as Creative Director for Chicago’s Goodman Theatre and various creative agencies in Chicago.
Schexnider received his BFA in Graphic Design from Louisiana State University in 1993 and his MFA from the University of Chicago in 2006. He also holds a certificate in Executive Leadership from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business (2011). He has been recognized by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), the University and College Designers Association (UCDA), and other professional organizations.