Dina Benbrahim

Dina Benbrahim is a Moroccan multidisciplinary creative who uses an intersectional feminist lens to investigate design for visibility, civic action, and social justice for minoritized communities to collectively reimagine equitable futures. Through her engaged pedagogy, she is committed to illuminating the power in students to be transformative forces in society. She is currently an Endowed Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at University of Arkansas. She is also the founder and director of Hello Departures, an ever-evolving experimental design space at the intersection of pedagogy, strategy, and community that provokes uplifting transformative possibilities.

Previously, she was an Assistant Professor at State University of New York at Buffalo. In addition, Dina has 8 years of industry experience in design, art direction, copywriting and entrepreneurship in New York and Casablanca, with SYPartners New York, J. Walter Thompson New York and Casablanca, and Shem’s Publicité. Her work has been featured in national and international exhibitions, conferences, and publications as well as awarded multiple times. She received a Bachelor in Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in Marketing and Communications in addition to participating in the Exchange Program in Arts and Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University. She completed her MFA in Design & Visual Communications at University of Florida where she additionally taught design as an Instructor of Record and was the 2020 recipient of the Calvin A. VanderWerf Award for Excellence in Teaching.

She is motivated to activate greatness in everyone she encounters.

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