Kevin Rau earned his Bachelor of Science in art and Master of Fine Arts degrees from the University of Wisconsin Madison. He has been employed in the graphics industry since 1979. Formerly design director for New Jersey’s Fairleigh Dickinson University, he has operated his own design studio, rauhaus, since 1997. Kevin has performed as adjunct design faculty for the University of Wisconsin system since 2004. Today, as a designer and instructor, he is motivated by the belief in the creation of a refined environment through rational, thoughtful design.
Kevin has designed materials for Sony, Shelcore Toys, Seton Hall University, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Culver’s Restaurants, and many others. Chicago's leading design organizations, the Society of Typographic Arts (STA), the American Institute of Graphic Artists (AIGA), and the Institute of Design have recognized his work, which has appeared in the New York Times, Print magazine, Graphic Design USA, Creative Review (United Kingdom), d[x]i magazine (Spain), Rockport Publishers books, and Graphis, The International Journal of Visual Communication. His work is in the permanent collection of the Vignelli Center for Design Studies, Rochester Institute of Technology, and the Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum, Two Rivers, Wisconsin.