Benjamin Dunkle

Associate Professor

SUNY BUFFALO, BUFFALO, NY
Master of Fine Art, Printmaking

SUNY PURCHASE, PURCHASE NY
Bachelor of Fine Art, Printmaking

dunkleb@canisius.edu 3125 Office: LY 332

In 1997, Ben Dunkle earned his Master’s Degree in Fine Arts, with a focus on Printmaking, at SUNY Buffalo. He began a career in the printing industry as a print technician, graphic designer and illustrator.

Mr. Dunkle soon shifted his focus toward learning and practicing everything he could about the emerging field of Web Design. He was promoted to the direct one of the first web and interactive ad agencies in the Western NY area. Concurrently, he taught fine art, graphic design, and web design courses at various higher level education and non-profit organizations. Teaching became his passion, and in 2001, he began his full-time teaching career at the College.

Mr. Dunkle’s areas of expertise include graphic design, web design, typography, and illustration. He has created custom fonts, icons, logos and graphics used on millions of websites, and built a vast educational curricula geared toward educating future graphic designers, web designers, and digital artists. He continues to practice traditional print media, and oversees printmaking and silkscreen workshops at the College.

Awards

PROJECT ICON, WORDPRESS.ORG
Winning icon set
Entered internationally promoted contest and won against other professional designers by a substantial margin of community votes (35%).

ADDY AWARDS, BUFFALO COMMUNICATORS ANNUAL AWARD SHOW
Gold Award. Grille 33 Logo
Produced award winning illustration for restaurant logo

ALBRIGHT KNOX ART GALLERY, BUFFALO, NY
The Buffalo News Award for Excellence in Printmaking
Award received during The Annual Western NY Exhibition.

Publications

NEW DANCE GROUP ARTS CENTER, NEW YORK CITY, NY
8x8x1
Selected for Digital Currents exhibition.

SUNY BUFFALO, BUFFALO NY
Music is Art LIVE @ the Center
Featured artist

PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN, NEW YORK, NY
Type Gallery 2005
Font design "Beezwax" selected for exhibition in group show. 

ALBRIGHT KNOX ART GALLERY, BUFFALO, NY
Beyond/In Western New York

ANDERSON GALLERY, BUFFALO, NY
Big Orbit 10th Anniversary Show