Teresa Valero MA

Director of Ad Program
Creative Director of 3rd Floor Design
Director of the School of Art, Design and Art History
Applied Professor of Art Henry Kendall College of Arts & Sciences
School of Art, Design and Art History


Teresa Valero is Co-founder and Creative Director of Third Floor Design (1992), a student-run design studio that provides high-quality design services for nonprofit organizations in Tulsa and surrounding areas. She is interested in community work and how the upcoming designer, what Steven Heller calls, the "Citizen Designer". One that is aware of local needs, global trends and sustainability of design. In addition to her teaching duties, she works as a documentary photographer and graphic designer, winning many awards in advertising and design some include the Tulsa Addy Awards, Graphex, and Creativity Today. Valero's photographs have been exhibited in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arizona, Texas, Georgia and Arkansas; overseas her work has been seen in Venezuela, Spain, Lebanon, Syria and Canada.

M.A., University of Kansas
B.F.A., University of Kansas

Graphic Design
Package Design
Identity Branding
Visual Design
Community Engagement
Service Learning

Circle Cinema
108 Contemporary
American Advertising Federation Tulsa
American Institute of Graphic Arts
Art Directors Club of Tulsa
Gilcrease Museum
International Design Museum, the Smithsonian Institute, Cooper Hewitt Museum
International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House
Living Arts of Tulsa
Oklahomoa Visual Arts Coalition
Philbrook Museum of Art
Society for Photographic Education
Tulsa Artists Coalition
Tulsa Photography Collective

ART 3243 Graphic Communication I
ART 3273 Typography and Graphic Production
ART 3293 Package Design
ART 4903 Internship
ART 4973 Senior Seminar