Denielle Emans specializes in the area of visual communication with an emphasis on bringing sustainability knowledge and intercultural communication together to fuel creative action. Denielle has taught at the University-level for over eleven years and encourages students to think of themselves as influential craftsmen and storytellers with the ability to lead change. She describes her design practice as a universal language that works across disciplines, industries, and borders to move beyond consumer products to consider environments, interactive tools, and engaging experiences.
Denielle is currently an Assistant Professor in the Graphic Design department at Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar and a Ph.D. Candidate within the Centre for Communication and Social Change at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. She holds a Master’s degree in Graphic Design from North Carolina State University’s School of Design and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.