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Denielle Emans

As an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar, I specialize in the area of experiential design in relation to the conceptualization, development, and execution of visual messages for social change and sustainability.

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Research Focus & Interests

Scholarship Reconsidered

As teamwork and community engagement becomes increasingly important in the field of design, collaborative practice has become integral to my research. I am particularly interested in the intersection between intercultural communication, participatory tools, and social change.

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Design Practice

Form and Communication

As an active graphic designer, I develop print and web design solutions for clients ranging from small start–ups, to large corporations. I’ve worked with global clients including the World Bank and locally-based companies such as Tilt Inc.

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Teaching & Learning

Academic Practice

With 11 years of teaching experience at the University level, my goal is to embolden students to explore the boundaries of design and enter the professional landscape as articulate and accomplished designers. Ultimately, I want my students’ work to be both useful and beautiful, connecting with people on a deeper level that enhances their lives in meaningful ways.

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Get in Touch

If you’d like to collaborate on a project or simply say hello, I’d love to hear from you. Please email me and I’ll be in touch soon.

Phone : +974 4402 0696

Email : djemans[at]vcu.edu

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