Faculty Profile for Barry Alan Underhill

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Barry Alan Underhill
Lecturer — School of Family & Consumer Sciences
JCM 3117
phone: (512) 245-2611

Biography Section

Biography and Education

After earning an MFA in Advertising Design from Syracuse University, Barry worked as an art director in Chicago advertising agencies such as DDB, Ogilvy & Mather and Young & Rubicam. Some of the accounts he worked on there include Ameritech, US West, Sears, Ameritrade, 3 Com, Discover Card and McDonalds. His art direction garnered many distinctions in peer-juried competitions including Addy Awards, AAAI International Creative Awards and inclusion in Print Magazine’s 1993 Design Annual.

In 2003, Barry moved to Los Angeles where he worked primarily as an editorial photographer documenting hip-hop culture. His shots have appeared in numerous publications including Billboard, The Source, XXL, URB, Elemental and Basic. Non-editorial clients include MTV, BET, XM Radio, and Universal Entertainment. Some of the artists he worked with include Cypress Hill, Mobb Deep, Three 6 Mafia, Busta Rhymes, Lil Jon, Trick Daddy, Warren G and Pitbull. Images of Barry’s from this period are housed in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Research Interests

History of Design

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Cannibal Flower, Los Angeles, California. March 1, 2004 - April 1, 2006
  • Still Photographer, BEEF, Vol. 3. November 1, 2005.
  • Eyejammie Fine Arts Gallery, New York, New York. September 1, 2005 - October 1, 2005

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Alpha Chi Favorite Professor Award, Alpha Chi Honor Society, Texas State University. April 1, 2015 - Present
  • Award / Honor Recipient: 2 AAAI International Creative Awards, AAAI International. January 1, 1900 - December 1, 1900
  • Award / Honor Recipient: 9 Addy Awards. January 1, 1900 - December 1, 1900
  • Award / Honor Recipient: John Caples Award. January 1, 1900 - December 1, 1900
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Objectives & Results Award. January 1, 1900 - December 1, 1900

Selected Service Activities

Member
Publicity Committee, Texas State University
August 1, 2013-August 1, 2014
Reviewer / Referee
Saint Edward's University
November 1, 2012-November 1, 2012
Faculty Advisor
Street Art Student Club, The Art Institute of Austin
April 1, 2010-August 1, 2012
Chair
Library Committee, The Art Institute of Austin
August 1, 2008-August 1, 2012
Member
Curriculum Committee, The Art Institute of Austin
August 1, 2008-August 1, 2012