Amara Khaled

M.F.A. – 1st Year

Web & Interactive Media Design | Storrs

Hometown: South Windsor, CT
UConn location: 132 Bishop Center



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M.F.A. – 1st Year

Assistantship: DMD Graduate Assistant

Education: BFA in Graphic Design and English, University of Connecticut

Language(s) Spoken: English, Bengali, basic Spanish

Area of Research / Artistic Focus: Interaction Design, UI/UX, Human-Centered Design

Amara is a first-year MFA candidate at her alma mater, University of Connecticut,  in the Digital Media and Design program. Her focus is on UI/UX Design, and web and interactive media design. She is currently a Graduate Assistant for DMD 1101 Design Lab with Professor Ting Zhou.

She recently received her BFA at the UConn Fine Arts Department in Graphic Design and English. She wants to use her creative background in design in a more technical and theory-focused way through the MFA program. Her interests include using design for social good and providing unique narratives for marginalized communities. She wants to be involved in every single aspect of the creation of the product to fully understand its role in the lives of users while taking a humanitarian-focused approach to her work.

Through the Digital Media and Design program, she hopes to work with faculty and fellow students to learn and apply user research, combine UI design with consumer behavior and psychology, and explore data visualization in UI design.

Recent Achievements: Silver Award (Awarded for Senior Project design for “People over Profit: Living for Health Justice) from the Connecticut Art Directors Club (CADC) (2022)

UCONN IDEA Grant Recipient for Project, “Unfiltered Bridges” (2021)

Industry Experience: Designer – National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine (NICABM) (2019-Present)

Graphic Designer – William Benton Museum of Art, Storrs, CT. (2021-2022)

Design Intern – Vital Strategies, New York, NY (2021)

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Office Location132 Bishop Center