School of Art + Art History

Graphic Design/Design & Visual Communications

Graduate Students

Dina Benbrahim

Human-centered design, feminism, social design, photography, illustration 

Education:
Bachelor in Business Administration—Al Akhawayn University 
Exchange Program in Arts and Social Sciences—Simon Fraser University 
Master’s Degree in Marketing and Communications—Université Internationale de Casablanca 


Benbrahim is an Arab multidisciplinary creative who uses a feminist lens to focus on illuminating the power in human beings to be transformative forces within society. She uses design as a way to disentangle complex situations, from business challenges to social issues, and inspire equitable outcomes, following a human-centered approach. Her photography and illustrations enrich this pursuit by revealing untold narratives and overlooked details in humanity. Dina has 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. Additionally, speaking four languages helps her understand multicultural environments from different perspectives. Her work has been featured in national and international exhibitions, most recently at Contact Gallery in New York. Currently, she is pursuing her MFA in Design & Visual Communications (the MXD) at the University of Florida where she also teaches design. She is motivated to activate greatness in everyone she encounters.

Website & instagram:

dinabenbrahim.com | IG: @_didsy

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Rachel Brintnall
Rachel Brintnall

Rachel is a multimedia artist, freelance illustrator, and graphic designer with a background in fine art, computer graphics, and education. Her current work focuses on social justice, politics, equity, and educational opportunities for underfunded communities. Through co-design processes and design thinking methods, she seeks to define ways to empower underserved populations in small towns across the US. Before pursuing her MFA, Rachel lived abroad for 3 years and traveled to over 20 countries, where she discovered the power of cultural immersion.

Shaza Jendi

Branding, Unity, Peace, Design, Equality, Packaging, Children Education, Travel

Shaza is a master in fine arts (MFA) student at the University of Florida.  She completed her Bachelor’s in Arts degree at American University of Sharjah, College of Architecture, Art, and Design at United Arab Emirates. She has worked with Bidaya Media, an educational media company, developing educational children programs. She has worked as a graphic designer for “Iftah Ya Simsim 2”, the Arabic version of the long-running American children’s educational show “Sesame Street”. Shaza is very passionate about design, especially in branding and packaging. She loves teaching and implementing design in education. She enjoys her time painting, cooking and hiking. When she is not working on a design projects, Shaza spends her time, traveling and learning about different new cultures.

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