Pouya Ahmadi

Pouya Ahmadi is an Iranian-American designer, artist and educator. Educated in Iran and Switzerland, Ahmadi operates an international professional practice that focuses on identities, printed matter and publications for nonprofit organizations. At the same time, he leads an independent practice that explores alternatives to Euro-American modernism in design—in particular critical histories and contemporary prospects for more equitable futures.
Working across a multitude of mediums and genres including publications, installations and lecture-performances, Ahmadi explores the intersection of publishing, language and notions of hybridity through projects that examine and materialize the sociopolitical and cultural conditioning of displaced bodies and the liminal states they traverse. He is interested in modes of production and dissemination that can engage and articulate layered and multivalent identities, both individual and collective.
Ahmadi has presented at venues including Typographics, Adobe Live and TypeCon, and his work has been recognized by the Moscow Global Biennale of Graphic Design, Dubai Design Week, AIGA Eye on Design, the Type Directors Club and East Sea International Art Biennale, among others. He serves on the editorial board of the Iranian graphic design journal Neshan and is the designer, editor and publisher of the independent journal Amalgam.

Fall 2022

GRAPH-2350-01 Typographic Multiverse
GRAPH-3210-03 Design Studio 1
GRAPH-3223-04 Typography III

Spring 2023

GRAPH-3220-02 Design Studio 2
GRAPH-328G-01 Graduate Thesis II
GRAPH-3298-03 Degree Project
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