Luke Atkinson is a graphic designer with a passion for serving the community of Oklahoma City.
Born and raised in Oklahoma, Luke graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications. He was active in the student media organization on campus where he edited the student newspaper, pulled shifts at the radio station and worked as a crew member for several campus video productions. He was awarded for his work by the Oklahoma Broadcast Educator’s Association, the Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists and the Columbia Scholastic Press.
Prior to joining the team at Oklahoma Contemporary, Luke worked at Science Museum Oklahoma in marketing and communications while providing visual design for exhibit creation and educational programming. He also worked as a graphic designer for a creative agency that serviced more than 80 clients across collegiate athletics. He spent time as an in-house designer for the University of Utah in Salt Lake City in 2013.
Luke is active in the Oklahoma City community serving as a volunteer or young professional board member for organizations such as Sunbeam Family Services, Rebuilding Together and the Oklahoma Food Bank. He is also pursuing an MPA at the University of Central Oklahoma.
In 2017, he was named to the Oklahoma Gazette's Forty Under 40.
His interests include film, cooking and outdoor exploration. He promises to make a solid effort at learning the viola.