Lisa Pena

AED 158
TEMPE
Instructor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1605
Instructor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1605
Instructor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1605

Student Information

Graduate Student
Design, Environment and the Arts
Herberger Institute

Biography

Lisa Peña is a visual communication designer whose specialties include information design, inclusive design, and professional development. Her research focuses on historic information design and its ability to impact the future of design education. She is a strong proponent of inclusive design principles and encourages applying them to projects to enhance the abilities/experiences of multiple users.

In addition to teaching, Ms. Peña is an active AIGA member and serves as the student group's advisor. For the VCD program, she is the undergraduate internship coordinator who verifies students and employers comply with the school's requirements. In Fall 2017, she volunteered to join HIDA's Diversity and Inclusion Group to remove barriers, provide opportunities for all, and improve the learning/working environment.

Throughout her career, Ms. Peña has taught numerous in-person and online courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. Over the years, her students have produced print and/or digital work that has been selected as winners or finalists for various student competitions. 

Education

  • Ph.D. Design, Environment and the Arts, Arizona State University (In-progress)
  • M.S.D. (Graphic Design), Arizona State University 2007
  • B.S. Industrial Technology, Arizona State University 2003

Courses

Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
GRA 361 Visual Communication III
GRA 484 Internship
GRA 499 Individualized Instruction
GRA 581 Internship in Teaching Design
DSC 592 Research
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
DSC 590 Reading and Conference
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
GRA 362 Visual Communication IV
GRA 563 Thesis Document Design
GRA 590 Reading and Conference
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
GRA 361 Visual Communication III
GRA 484 Internship
GRA 561 Methods in Visual Comm I
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
GRA 345 Design Rhetoric
GRA 362 Visual Communication IV
GRA 563 Thesis Document Design
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
GRA 345 Design Rhetoric
GRA 361 Visual Communication III
GRA 484 Internship
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
GRA 345 Design Rhetoric
GRA 362 Visual Communication IV
GRA 562 Methods in Visual Comm II
DSC 590 Reading and Conference
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
GRA 345 Design Rhetoric
GRA 361 Visual Communication III
GRA 484 Internship
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
GRA 345 Design Rhetoric
GRA 362 Visual Communication IV
GRA 499 Individualized Instruction
GRA 562 Methods in Visual Comm II
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
GRA 345 Design Rhetoric
GRA 361 Visual Communication III
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
GRA 345 Design Rhetoric
GRA 362 Visual Communication IV
GRA 499 Individualized Instruction
GRA 562 Methods in Visual Comm II

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