Associate Professor – Graphic Design
Isabel Meirelles is Associate Professor in Graphic Design at Northeastern University, Boston, MA, where she teaches Information Design and Time-based Design. She holds a B.Arch from Febasp, Brazil; an M.Arch in History and Theory of Architecture from the Architectural Association School of Architecture, London; and an MFA in Visual Communication Design from Dynamic Media Institute, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston. Previous professional experience includes work as architect, urban designer, and as chair of museum departments in Sao Paulo, Brazil. For the past 13 years Meirelles has worked in communication design as art director in publication as well as in motion and interactive design. Meirelles’ research revolves around the theoretical and experimental examination of the fundamentals underlying how information is structured, represented, and communicated in different media. Recent focus is in the field of visual analytics and the development of interactive visual tools of large unstructured data. Her research has been disseminated in scholarly journals such as Visible Language and in proceedings of refereed international conferences such as SIGGRAPH, Information Design and AIGA.