Associate Professor, Communication Design
Office Phone: 245-1546
Grayson was born in Austin, Tx and earned his BFA and MFA in Communication Design from Texas State University. After working in the field as a brand, advertising, interaction, and game designer, he returned to TxState to teach in 2004.
Other than wearing geeky t-shirts, slinging tons of “dad-jokes”, and drooling over British motorbikes, Grayson loves to teach Web and Mobile Application Design in both the graduate and undergraduate programs. He also teaches User Experience in our MFA graduate program. Grayson co-hosts an annual hackathon, creating teams of Communication Design and Computer Science students to solve real-world interaction design problems.
From a research perspective, Grayson has created mobile applications for museums, high-school Government classes, physician-physician communication, and campus safety. Currently, he is developing new rapid prototyping techniques for virtual reality (VR) and working with his students and co-researchers, designing environments to help veterans cope with PTSD.