Executive Directors

Aleksandra Shishkina

Executive Director Saint Petersburg, Russia https://aleksandrashi.tumblr.com/ My way is never easy but as I walk further, I see that everything that I did had a reason. I want to be known for my designs and… Read More »Aleksandra Shishkina

Daniela Marx

Executive Director New Orleans, USA http://www.desigNERDmarx.com Daniela Marx is a Full Professor of Graphic Design at Loyola University New Orleans.  She looks to Loyola’s Jesuit mission of social justice to shape Loyola’s design students. In the… Read More »Daniela Marx

Lisa Graham

Executive Director Dallas, Texas, USA http://www.coroflot.com/lisagraham Lisa M. Graham, MFA, is an award-winning visual communicator, artist, author, and a Professor at the University of Texas at Arlington. She has exhibited her digital art prints in… Read More »Lisa Graham

SooYun Im

Executive Director Los Angeles, USA http://sooyunin.info Sooyun Im is an Associate Professor at California State Polytechnic University Pomona. She teaches a wide range of graphic design courses including Web design, Motion graphics, Environmental Graphic Design,… Read More »SooYun Im

Sarah A. Meyer

Executive Director Orange, California, USA Sarah A. Meyer is Professor and Program Coordinator of Visual Communication Design at California State Polytechnic University Pomona (CPP). Sarah has acted at CPP as Chair of the Art Department… Read More »Sarah A. Meyer

Donald Tarallo

Executive Director Boston, USA http://www.tarallodesign.com Donald Tarallo (BA Studio Arts, Clark University; MFA Graphic Design, RISD; Postgraduate studies at Basel School of Art and Design, Switzerland) has taught at Clark University, RISD, the Fraunhofer Institute’s Digital… Read More »Donald Tarallo

Ping Xu

Executive Director Associate Professor of Graphic DesignThe University of Texas Rio Grande Valley http://www.pxstudio.us Ping Xu was born and raised in Shanghai. He began his professional career and served as an Art Director, a Creative… Read More »Ping Xu

Robert Grame

Executive Director Milwaukee, USA http://uwm.edu/arts/directory/grame-robert/ Robert Grame received his Master of Fine Arts from Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas. Robert has worked on numerous regional and national design activities that include the following organizations: Keweenaw… Read More »Robert Grame

Arafat Al-Naim

Executive Director Dubai, UAE www.saatchiart.com/arafat Dr. Arafat Al-Naim is a graphic artist, designer, educator, and the moving spirit behind international art and design projects. He holds a BFA, MFA, Ph.D. in graphic arts and MST… Read More »Arafat Al-Naim

Robert Hower

VP of Design Education Executive Director Dallas, Texas, USA https://mentis.uta.edu/explore/profile/robert-hower UDA Vice President of Design Education (2016-present) The personal insight through careful consideration of the essence of a design problem to be solved is critical… Read More »Robert Hower