Vanessa Harris

Vanessa Harris

Director of Visual Communications

323 Johnson Hall

(919) 760-8405


Vanessa F. Harris is director of visual communications at Meredith College. In this position, Harris provides art direction and design leadership to the College’s in-house design team. She is responsible for developing and maintaining the graphic standards for the College’s identity and designs key recruitment and signature publications for Meredith. Harris manages the daily operations of the design area and oversees photo shoots and freelance design support. She also provides oversight design review for the College licensing program and manages the e-print online stationery ordering system.

Before joining Meredith in 2006, Harris was director of graphic and print production for the International Society of Automation. She has also worked for UNC TV, Home Mechanix and Games magazines and is a published children’s book illustrator. Harris earned a Bacher of Fine Arts in Illustration from Parsons School of Design.


In recognition for her work in support of the launch and design of the Meredith College Going Strong brand, Harris was awarded the Allen and Barbara Page Presidential Staff Award in 2014.


How an in-house creative team can develop videos that hit the mark (without breaking the budget), co-authored with Gaye Hill, Journal of Brand Strategy, Summer 2019.

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