Graphic design expert from U of Fla lectures on campus Sept. 20

Maria Rogal

Maria Rogal

Maria Rogal, professor of Graphic Design and interim director of the School of Art + Art History at the University of Florida, lectures 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20 in Bliss Hall Room 4061 at Youngstown State University.

The event, sponsored by the Department of Art, is free and open to the public.

Rogal has been a design educator and researcher for more than 20 years. Her current research and design focus are in the areas of social design and design methods and how these can be integrated into professional practice.

She is the founder of Design for Development (D4D), an initiative in which graphic design faculty and students work side-by-side with indigenous entrepreneurs in Mexico on grassroots economic development projects. Rogal is the recipient of several grants including a 2014 Sappi “Ideas That Matter” grant, with Gabriela Hernández; the inaugural American Institute of Graphic Arts Design Research Grant; and three Fulbright grants.

Her article “Identity and Representation: (Yucatec) Maya in the Visual Culture of Tourism” was recently published in the Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies Journal, and she contributed to the Icograda Design Education Manifesto Update. Her creative design work has appeared in national and international juried exhibitions.

The lecture is made possible through the Department of Art Visiting Lecture Series.

Parking is available in the Wick Avenue deck for a nominal fee. For more information, call 330-941-2307.