By Alexandra Harvey | Gargoyle@flagler.edu
Assistant Professor of Graphic Design David Crawford died last week.
In response to Dr. Crawford’s death Flagler College President William T. Abare, Jr sent an email to the college.
“As we struggle to understand the loss of our friend and colleague, we express our deepest sympathy to his family and friends,” Abare said. “I encourage you to keep David and his family in your thoughts and prayers.”
Dr. Crawford was one of eight faculty members hired this fall. Even though he was only on staff for a short time, he had a great impact on staff and students.
Graphic Design major Hiller Goodspeed recounted some of his memories of Crawford, in his blog Skies Electric.
“I had a little insight to his personality, enough of a taste to know he was a really interesting individual,” Goodspeed wrote. “[He was] just a really smart guy with a lot to say.”
Though he only had a few meetings with Crawford, Goodspeed still felt the professor’s death was something he needed to write about to express himself. “What I wrote on my blog was written because it’s hard for me to comprehend someone blinking out of existence so easily, that someone so interesting could disappear, and have all their anecdotes vanish with them,” Goodspeed said.
Dr. Crawford received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Massachusetts College of Art, and was recently awarded his doctorate from GÃ¶teborg University in Sweden.
As an artist, he specialized in motion graphics, and was the recipient of numerous awards for his work, including the JavaArtist of the Year 2003 Award. This award is granted to artists with outstanding work in Internet-based media.
The college will be holding a memorial service for faculty and students to attend on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 3:30 p.m. in the Flagler Room.