Dr. Miriam Ahmed is an Assistant Professor of graphic design at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. She delivered the Beatrice Warde Memorial Lecture for the St Bride Foundation in 2020, presented at ATypI 2020 and TypeCon 2019, and was an AIGA DC SHINE 2019-20 mentor. Dr. Ahmed served on the Broward County Cultural Council grant panel and the 2020 Advisory Review Panel for the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.
She is the author of “Minority, Millennial Graphic Designers Say No to the ‘Road to Hell’” in Design and Culture 12(1): 31-55 (2020), “Perspectives On Responsible Design Among Minority, Millennial Graphic Designers” in The International Journal of Design in Society 12(4): 29-44 (2018), and the essay “Minority Designers – Leading the Charge Toward Responsible Design” in Citizen Designer: Perspectives on Design Responsibility (Second Edition) edited by Steven Heller and Véronique Vienne (2018, Allworth Press with SVA NYC. She has co-curated virtual 3D exhibitions and exhibited her work at annual faculty exhibitions.
She previously taught graphic design at Nova Southeastern University, Howard University, MICA, and at the American University in Dubai, UAE. Dr. Ahmed received her BFA and MFA in Graphic Design, and her doctorate in Mass Communications and Media Studies at Howard University, Washington DC. She was a Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Rising Star.