“Simply put, Alan Hashimoto was a force of nature. His energy was boundless as was his creativity,” said Art and Design Department head Laura Gelfand. “He touched so many lives in such positive ways, he will be terribly missed by everyone who was lucky enough to know him.”
In his 25 years at USU who taught courses ranging from typography to interactive media and film, Hashimoto, 58, was known as a creative and innovative artist and teacher whose students were devoted to him. A working artist who expanded traditional graphic design into digital media, video and Web applications—including video games and simulations—Hashimoto produced many creative works and exhibitions, and authored a 397-page book, Fundamentals of Design: A Digital Approach.