Linda Reynolds received an Associate of Arts Degree from Ricks College, a bachelor's degree in art and design from Brigham Young University, and a master's degree in graphic design from the University of Utah.
Following the completion of her bachelor's degree, Reynolds started working for BYU in the Graphic Communications department. For nearly a decade Reynolds developed graphic ideas and concepts for the BYU community. Her teaching career then began at the Waterford School, where she taught upper school graphic design for two years in the late 1980s. Concurrently, she did freelance design for clients, including the Utah Shakespearean Festival.
In 1990, Reynolds was hired as a part-time lecturer in the Department of Design at BYU. The following year she became a full-time faculty member. As she completed her master's degree, she was promoted to the rank of Assistant Professor and then to Associate Professor in 1998, after which she became a full Professor in 2006.
In 2005, Reynolds was appointed as Chair of the Department of Visual Arts. The appointment was renewed in 2008 and she served as the chair until the department again split in 2015 to the Departments of Art and Design. Despite her many obligations as Department Chair, Reynolds continued to mentor students, enabling them to excel in their chosen fields.
In 2008, Reynolds and fellow professors Brent Barson and Eric Gillett oversaw fifteen students’ creation of the Typophile Film Festival for Opening Credits design package. The work, which was commissioned through alumnus Jared Benson for his companies Punchcut and Typophile.com, was awarded prestigious design awards: a Silver Cube from the Art Directors Club Awards and a Silver Pencil from the OneShow Awards. Additionally, it was selected as a finalist in the Motion Graphics category in the 2008 Adobe Design Achievements Awards.
In May 2006 Reynolds and co-worker Adrian Pulfer directed a project funded by the Laycock Center for Creative Collaboration in the Arts. The project took Graphic Design students to the 16th Annual AGIdeas Conference in Melbourne, Australia. BYU was the only non-professional presenter at the conference.
Awards and Recognitions
Reynolds’s work has been published by the New York Art Directors Club, the American Institute of Graphic Arts, Salt Lake Art Directors, University and College Designers Association, and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).
In 1987, Reynolds was named the CASE Designer of the Year. In 2004, her letter-pressed children's book cover, Fall, was selected for the prestigious AIGA "50 Books/50 Covers" juried competition.
She has been a member of the Salt Lake Art Directors Club, the American Institute of Graphic Arts, the University and College Designers Association, and CASE.