Ph.D. 2002, Ohio State University
M.F.A. 1994, School of Visual Arts
B.F.A. 1992, School of Visual Arts
A.A.S 1990, The Fashion Institute of Technology (NYC)
A.A.S 1989, The Fashion Institute of Technology (NYC)
Dr. Paula DiMarco is a design educator, researcher, and graphic artist with an interest in social awareness in the design of visual culture. Dr. D. (as her students call her) has taught several graphic design classes and the History of Graphic Arts course. She has worked for over fifteen years in design education and has promoted the social responsibility of artist and designers. Originally from the east coast, Dr. D worked independently as a graphic designer for Met Life, MTV, SPIN Magazine, and a variety of design studios in New York City. Her current company is called Roadwork Design and she has been involved in design solutions for several non-profit organizations. She has won awards for her work in editorial design, non-profit branding, and her designs for the new Valley Performing Arts Center. She has worked with Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and is an active member of the Los Angeles Chapter of AIGA (Professional Association for Designers). As a design consultant and co- principle of Roadwork Design Associates, she believes in the importance of graphic art for social causes. Her mission is to humanize graphic art and design through didactic and reflective imagery in a visual culture society.