Miriam Ahmed, Ph.D.

Lecturer – Design

Curriculum vitae (PDF)

Miriam Ahmed, Ph.D.

Dr. Miriam Ahmed teaches graphic design at Howard University in Washington, DC. As a visual communicator, she has been the recipient of several design awards. Her portfolio includes a wide variety of print media ranging from corporate branding, publication design, to event branding and promotion, as well as website design and development. For over six years, Dr. Ahmed served as Webmaster and designer within the largest academic unit of a university implementing creative intelligence and best practices into innovative print and web solutions, and has worked as a designer with several other client organizations. She was previously an Assistant Professor of Visual Communication at the American University in Dubai, UAE.

Dr. Ahmed received her BFA and MFA in Graphic Design at Howard University, Washington DC, and earned her doctorate in Mass Communications and Media Studies at Howard. Her research interests include typeface persona, responsible design, and visual communication in politics. Her dissertation investigated the use of Gotham in Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. She is a member of the DC Ad Club and AIGA. Dr. Ahmed’s graphic work is bold, clean, typographically-focused and she is driven by a passion for functionality and the unanticipated in design.

Dr. Ahmed is a globe trotter and values immersion in diverse cultures. She has traveled extensively from Egypt to Europe, Mideast to Japan, Southeast Asia and throughout the US and Caribbean.