Jamie Burwell Mixon is a Professor of Graphic Design in the College of Architecture, Art and Design at Mississippi State University. After graduating from MSU with a Bachelor of Art, she worked as a designer, illustrator and art director for 10 years before joining the faculty in the Department of Art in 1991. At MSU, Mixon is coordinator of the Graphic Design Concentration area, teaches graphic design courses and continues to design for select clients.
Mixon was named a MSU Grisham Master Teacher in 2004 and honored with a Grisham Teaching Excellence Award in 1996. In 2018, she received the CAAD Faculty Research Award.
Since 2004, her creative activity has focused on designing and illustrating concert posters. Professor Mixon’s design work has been featured in Communication Arts, Print, HOW, Creative Quarterly, Logo Lounge, French Paper Sample Room and various other international and national design publications. In the Los Angeles-based annual Pollstar LIVE! National Concert Industry Awards Poster Competition, her poster work has garnered 6 top awards, including Poster of the Year in 2009. Awards also include numerous 7th District Regional AAF ADDY Awards and AAF ADDY Awards from the Tuscaloosa and North Mississippi chapters, including five Best-of-Show and six Jurors’ Awards.