Archana Shekara is a graphic designer and cultural researcher with twenty five years of professional experience designing for diverse industry clients. She is the Creative director of Design Streak Studio, a research based social innovation lab focusing on human centered service design. It strives to facilitate an interdisciplinary environment promoting discovery, and experimentation engaging in experiential and service learning.
Archana received an MFA in Graphic Design from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a BFA in Painting from the State University of New York in New Paltz.
340.001B.F.A. Senior Studio II
396.001Design Streak Studio
336.001Graphic Design IV
398.001Professional Practice- Internship In Design
315.001Topics In Graphic Design
Teaching Interests & Areas
Human Centered Service Design, Cultural Identity and Heritage, Diversity and Multiculturalism, Cross-Cultural Awareness, Service Learning and Social Justice.
Research Interests & Areas
Cultural Heritage, Diversity and Multiculturalism in the Classroom, Intersectionality, Transnational Identity, Racial Equity, Social Justice, Community Engagement and Service Learning.