Stephen Layton

Senior Lecturer

Contact Information

  • Office:
    Franklin Hall M030E
  • Office Hours:
    W 2-3 / R 1-2
  • Email:
    stlayton@indiana.edu
  • Phone:
    812-856-1088
  • Website:
    stevelayton.net


  • Biography

    I have taught graphics and design courses at IU SOJ/MSCH since the Fall 2010 semester. Before teaching, I worked for almost 20 years in newspaper graphics departments, 16 of them at the Chicago Tribune, where I was Graphics Editor and later Senior Artist. I have won numerous awards for my graphics and design work, which I keep in a drawer somewhere, and in 2004 I was a small part of a large project on airline gridlock that was awarded that year’s Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Journalism. During my time at the Tribune, I took part in three major redesigns and witnessed firsthand and on a day-by-day basis the accelerating pace of change that continues to transform the world’s media companies. My classes in the Media School are skills-based and focused on graphic design, informational graphics and interactive media. I am a graduate of the University of Florida.