Diane Gibbs

Diane Gibbs

Department of Art & Art History


Diane Gibbs has been a designer for over 20 years and entrepreneur since 2002. She has won over 25 national and international design awards. She coaches creative solopreneurs all over the world. Diane is a genius at connecting with others and is known for pairing every new contact she meets with someone from her brain’s rolodex who can help them. She has helped numerous businesses niche down and clarify their audience. Diane has been a guest on numerous podcasts and has been a speaker and facilitated workshops at national conferences.

Diane has been teaching graphic design at the University of South Alabama since 2003. In May of 2012, to keep herself inspired and expand her network with other creatives, Diane started a live, weekly, video podcast called Design Recharge where she interviews creatives and industry leaders from around the globe. 

In December of 2019, Diane designed and illustrated her first published children’s book with her friend Lydia Rueger. Using her love of collage and security envelopes she hand-cut each illustration. The book is about a car with ADHD, called Victor and the Vroom and was a source of pure joy. In the summer of 2020, Diane started a 5-week, virtual, summer camp for creative entrepreneurs called Creatives Ignite. Her spark ignited at camp and over 100 people signed up, caught the spark, and as a result these business owners grew their businesses and found community in their fellow campers.

  • Design Recharge podcast and webshow for creative entrepreneurs
  • Victor and the Vroom illustrated children’s book written by Lydia Rueger
  • Creatives Ignite Founder and Camp Director at this Virtual Summer Camp for Creative Entrepreneurs