Joel Katz is an Adjunct Professor in the Graphic Design department. He is principal in the firm of Joel Katz Design Associates, which is internationally known for its information design and wayfinding programs in Philadelphia, Portland OR, and Omaha. He has lectured on information design and exhibited his photography in the U.S. and in Europe. He teaches information design at Philadelphia University as well as at The University of the Arts, where he taught from 1974-1984 and since 2009; in 2010 he taught photography at John Cabot University in Rome.
Katz was the winner of the Rome Prize in 2002 and was elected a Fellow of the American Institute of Graphic Arts, Philadelphia Chapter, of which he was a founder and its first president, also in 2002. He won the Strong Prize for American Literature while at Yale. His work is in the collections of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Museums of Modern Art, Tokyo and Kyoto. His most recent book is Brand Atlas (Wiley, 2011), co-authored with Alina Wheeler.