Leslie Haines

Associate Professor

Leslie Haines
615-904-8239
Room 270F, John Bragg Media and Entertainment Building (BRAGG)
MTSU Box 64, Murfreesboro, TN 37132
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Degree Information

  • M.F.A., Marywood University (2008)
  • M.A., Syracuse University (1992)
  • B.S., SUNY College Buffalo, NY (1983)

Areas of Expertise

graphic design, editorial design, advertising design, conceptual and strategic thinking, copy writing, portfolio development, professional practices.

Biography

Leslie Haines, associate professor, earned an MFA in graphic design at Marywood University and an MA in advertising design at Syracuse University. She comes to MTSU from the Art Institute of Tennessee-Nashville, where she was academic director of the graphic & web design and advertising programs. She also served as chair of graphic design at Watkins College of Art, Design and Film.

Prior to becoming an educator, Haines worked in upstate New York at The Syracuse Newspapers...

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Leslie Haines, associate professor, earned an MFA in graphic design at Marywood University and an MA in advertising design at Syracuse University. She comes to MTSU from the Art Institute of Tennessee-Nashville, where she was academic director of the graphic & web design and advertising programs. She also served as chair of graphic design at Watkins College of Art, Design and Film.

Prior to becoming an educator, Haines worked in upstate New York at The Syracuse Newspapers and in Nashville at The Tennessean in the marketing and advertising departments. For over a decade, Haines ran her own advertising and design business where she worked with a roster of local and national clients including musicians, hospitals, retail, film and newspaper-industry publications. She currently provides advertising design for Kenney Chesney and Shawn Mendes through The Messina Group. Two of her hat designs were sold at Target stores nationwide and she designed the most recent arts license plate for the state of Tennessee. Haines has been the recipient of 19 ADDY awards, the American Advertising Federation "Teacher of the Year" for 7th District and serves as a judge for ADDY competitions across the country. Her personal design work, a digital collage series called Animal Abecedary has been selected for juried exhibitions in local and regional art shows and museums including Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Artclectic at University School, the Harding Art Show, the Dogwood Arts Regional Fine Arts Exhibition and Nashville International Airport. Her work was also selected for exhibition in a juried show in Cairns, Queensland.

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