Design Judge

Diane Mikhael

Design Educator

York University

Diane Mikhael is a design educator, author, curator, and researcher. She is the author of the book Bilingualism in Visual Communication: Visible Forms and Meaning of Arabic and Latin Typography (2017). She holds an MFA in Criticism and Curatorial Practices (OCAD University, Toronto, Canada), and an MA in Design (Middlesex University, London, UK). Diane holds International recognition from the International Society of Typographic Designers London, (1996). She is the co-founder of the Middle East Design Educators Association (MEDEA).

For more than twenty-five years, Diane works as a design educator in the design department at different universities in Toronto, and the Middle East. She lectures and publishes in many international conferences. She runs workshops on design and serves as a juror in many international design contests and projects.
With an infinitum passion for cross-cultural engagements, her intrinsic research is an amalgam of theoretical and pragmatic examinations around the thematic path of Design and Culture, and design for social change.

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