Christopher Sleboda is a graphic designer and educator. In 2020 he joined the faculty at Boston University, where he is an Associate Professor of Art, Graphic Design and teaches in the University's School of Visual Arts. He has also been adjunct faculty at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) since 2016.

Previously, Sleboda was Director of Graphic Design at the Yale University Art Gallery, one of the oldest university art museums in the United States. For more than fifteen years he oversaw graphic design and way finding for the museum—from exhibition graphics and signage to brochures, programs, and art books—while working closely with graphic design students in the Yale MFA program and organizing public events like the annual Odds and Ends Art Book Fair.

Sleboda is also the co-founder of Draw Down Books, which was conceived as a platform to design, publish and sell titles that focus on graphic design, typography, photography, illustration, architecture, and art. The project has offered Sleboda opportunities to curate exhibitions, exhibit and speak at artist book fairs, and take an active role in the independent publishing community. He is the author of two books—Cleon Peterson (2015) and Hardcore Fanzine: Good and Plenty, 1989-1993 (2019)—and publisher of over sixty zines and broadsides.

Since 2003 Sleboda has also produced work under the studio name Gluekit. This award-winning practice provides graphic images and photo-illustrations for an international clientele. 

Over the years, Gluekit’s clients have included Adweek, AIGA, Apple, The Atlantic, BusinessWeek, Buzzfeed, The Cut, Complex, DesignWeek, Ebony, Esquire, Entertainment Weekly, ESPN, Fast Company, FiveThirtyEight, Fortune, Glamour, Good, Golf Digest, Google, Glamour, Grantland, GQ, Guardian, Harper’s, Hollywood Reporter, Maxim, Money, Moleskine, Mr. Porter, Netflix, Nick@Nite, New Republic, Newsweek, New York, The New Yorker, New York Observer, New York Times, Nylon, Oprah, Out, Pentagram, Playboy, Print, ReadyMade, Random House, Rolling Stone, Seventeen, Simon & Schuster, Spin, Sports Illustrated, Sunset, Threadless, TIME, Toronto Life, Urban Outfitters, Vanity Fair, Variety, Vibe, Vulture, Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Washingtonian, and Wired.

Sleboda also takes design commissions from cultural and arts institutions, designing publications, posters, and printed materials. He’s produced work for the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, ICA Philadelphia, and the Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation.

Sleboda appeared on the cover of Print’s 2008 Regional Design Annual and in Taschen’s Contemporary Graphic Design by Peter and Charlotte Fiell. His work appears in over a dozen books about graphic design, product design, and illustration.

He received his MFA in Graphic Design from Yale University in 2003.