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Meaghan A. Dee

Associate Professor
  • Chair, Graphic Design
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Meaghan A. Dee is both a practicing graphic designer and a design educator. She is an Associate Professor of Graphic Design and a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Creativity, Arts, and Technology at Virginia Tech. Meaghan also serves as a docent for the Letterform Archive in San Francisco. She served for seven years as the Chair of the Graphic Design program at Virginia Tech and served six years (two as Co-Chair) on the AIGA Design Educators Community (AIGA DEC) Executive Board.

Graphic Design, Typography, Immersive Experiences, Packaging, Design Research

ART 2565-2566: Typography
ART 4584: Advanced Typography
ART 3565-3566: Intermediate Graphic Design
ART 2575-2576: Introduction to Graphic Design
ART 4575-4576: Advanced Visual Communication Design
ART 3574: Topics in Graphic Design (e.g. Packaging, Hand Lettering, Experimental Typography, Study Abroad)
ART 4504: Topics in Multimedia Studio (e.g. Web/Interaction Design, Correspondence Design)
ART 5604: Graduate Seminar

Awarded by:
American Advertising Federation, Creative Quarterly, Graphic Design USA, Graphis, Indigo Design Awards, Hiii Brand Awards, HOW International Design Awards, International Design Awards, Poster Stellars, Print, United Design Alliance

Selected Articles and Visual Essays:
Dee, M., “I Am So Sorry.” Dialectic, 4.1: pgs. 108-120.
Dee, M., “The Inclusive World of Multisensory Typography,” AIGA’s Eye on Design.
Dee, M., “Processing the Pandemic.” Dialectic, 3.1: pgs. 84-96. (Cover Story)
Dee, M., “Handwriting is Dying. What Does That Mean For Design?,” AIGA’s Eye on Design.
Dee, M., Fostering Creativity, LearnXDesign Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference for Design Education Researchers, IV. Finland: Aalto University.

Selected Exhibitions:
AIGA's Design for Democracy. (2018, 2020, 2022)
FL3TCH3R Exhibit, Reece Museum at East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee. (2018, 2021, 2022)
Ongoing Matter: Design, Democracy, and the Mueller Report. (Group Traveling Exhibition) Women’s Rights Are Human Rights. (Group Traveling Exhibition)

Selected Grants:
Dee, M. and Ogle, T., “Developing an Adaptable Augmented Reality App System for Virginia Tech Publications and Posters,” Virginia Tech Libraries, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA.
Dee, M., Lages, W., Nguyen, P., and Zhang, L, NASA S.U.I.T.S. (Spacesuit User Interface Technologies for Students) Acceptance, Houston, TX.
Dee, M. (Principal Investigator), Dolbin-MacNab, M., Gracanin, D., Vance, B., and Wheeler, J., Visual Interface Design for the FutureHAUS in preparation for the 2018 Solar Decathlon Middle East (SDME), ICAT SEAD Grant (The Home Initiative), The Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA. Blanchard, S. (Principal Investigator), Dee, M. (Co-PI), and Lattimer, B. (Co-PI), Application Specific Protective Body Panels for the ESCHER (Electromechanical Series Compliant Humanoid for Emergency Response) Humanoid Robot, ICAT SEAD Grant, The Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA.

Marshall University 2022 Edwards Distinguished Professor in the Arts
2022 Residency at Penland School of Craft
2021 Fellowship Program at Design Incubation


BFA Graphic Design, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana

MFA Design, Virginia Commonwealth University