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graphic design educator

Ray Gerald VarnBuhler, American graphic design educator. Fulbright grantee, 1987-1988, faculty grantee Arizona State University, 1975. Member American Association of University Professors, Art Directors and Artists Club of Sacramento.


VarnBuhler, Ray Gerald was born on September 4, 1937 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of Raymond Robert and Julia Zulma V.B.


Bachelor of Fine Arts, Wayne State University, 1960;Master of Fine Arts, School of The Art Institute of Chicago of Chicago, 1965.


Graphic designer, Newmark's Advisory Agency, New York City, 1960-1962;graphic designer, New Center Studios, Detroit, 1966-1968;graphic designer, McNamara Studios, Detroit, 1966-1968;graphic designer, Designers and Partners, Detroit, 1966-1968;art director, supervisor, Detroit Free Press, 1968-1972;assistant professor graphic design, Arizona State University, Tempe, 1973-1979;professor graphic design, University of Pacific, Stockton, California, since 1980. Lecturer, presenter workshops in field.


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  • Other Work

    • Illustrator covers Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, 1982-1983, also other magazines. One-man show Arizona State University, 1976, Inner Frame Gallery, 1983, University of Pacific, 1981. Exhibited at group shows Arizona State University, 1977, Los Angeles Institute Contemporary Art, 1978, University of Pacific Gallery, 1983, 84, 87, Spokane Center Gallery of Art, 1990, 91, Scottsdale (Arizona) Center for Arts, 1975, 76, Slant Gallery, 1985, 86, Oakland College Arts and Crafts, 1986, 87, Parsons School Design Gallery, 1986, numerous others.


Member American Association of University Professors, Art Directors and Artists Club of Sacramento.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: creative problem solving, hiking, Islamic art, folk art and architecture.


Married Gay Audrey Russell, October 8, 1960. Children: Jan, Rhona.

Raymond Robert

Julia Zulma V.B.

Gay Audrey Russell

Jan VarnBuhler

Rhona VarnBuhler