Independent Project Lab is the comprehensive online presence of Jimmy Van Luu.

Jimmy is a designer and design educator based out of Austin, Texas where he teaches graphic design in the Department of Visual Studies at St. Edward’s University. He received his MFA in Design from the University of Texas at Austin, and is an alum of the Land Arts of the American West field study program. Jimmy previously taught at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he was art director of the literary-arts journal, Ninth Letter, and the inaugural director of Figure One, the School of Art + Design’s off-campus exhibition space. His publication design work has been recognized by PRINT and Graphis, and his award-winning large-scale sculpture, Letterscape, is part of the City of Austin’s public art collection.

Jimmy is currently working on the following things: being the Artist-In-Residence at the City of Austin's Betty Dunkerley Campus where he is working on a new commission for a new large-scale permanent public artwork; producing and hosting a podcast investigating the future of design education called Designing Designers; designing the next issue of Mas Context edited by Design With Company.

Jimmy is an avid swimmer and native Texan.

A new site will launch Winter, 2016.

While this site is regenerating, you can definitely Google him, creeper. Or follow his activities on Instagram @independentprojectlab / @risographlab