Associate Professor, Visual Communication Design
Neeta Verma is a graphic designer who views the profession of graphic design as service. Throughout her practice she has defined her role and the role of graphic design as one that serves as a catalyst within a societal context. She believes that designers have both the ability and responsibility toward a practice that is not just determined by “need” but more importantly by “relevance.” Growing up in India, a melting pot of religions, she has been fascinated by similarities and differences in the visual manifestations (architecture, artifacts, books, prayer and recitation) and the history of mark making within these religious traditions. Since 1996, she has headed a graphic design firm that works exclusively for museums, cultural organizations, not-for-profits, and educational institutions. Deeply committed to design education, she brings her rich professional experience in the industry to influence, mold, and inform the classroom experiences of her students. Her teaching focuses on Social Design, Visualization of Data, and Fundamentals of Design and the aspects she promotes within those courses are critical thinking and innovation.