Jason Wilkins is a designer and educator. For nearly seven years he helped lead a wide range of design projects across strategy, branding, communications, and the built environment at Page/Dyal (formerly Dyal and Partners). Much of he and his colleague’s work has been for Austin institutions such as The University of Texas at Austin, Dell Medical School, KUT/KUTX, People’s Community Clinic, Texas Appleseed, and The Holdsworth Center.
His enthusiasm in designing for cause-based organizations sent him on a path to co-found his own in the fall of 2018. Curb (@curb.austin) is an after-school program whose mission is to help students realize their potential through skateboarding. The program aims to positively shape students’ resilience and self-efficacy through the inherent use of creativity, dedicated play, and community-building in skateboarding.
In 2017, Jason became an Assistant Professor of Practice at the inception of the School of Design and Creative Technologies at the University of Texas at Austin. He was awarded the John D. Murchison College of Fine Arts Fellowship for 2019 and is the faculty lead for piloting the School’s Graphic Design Summer Camp; helping introduce and expose high school students to the field of design.
Jason also serves as a Curatorial Board Member for Pecha Kucha Austin, buys “too many” design books, and if not skateboarding, can be found at the Greenbelt with his wife and dog.