De Angela Duff

De Angela Duff

Co-Director / Industry Associate Professor of Integrated Digital Media

Technology, Culture and Society


De Angela L. Duff is a designer, photographer, web developer, and DJ. She is also the Co-Director and an Industry Associate Professor of Integrated Digital Media at NYU's School of Engineering in Brooklyn. Prior to joining NYU's School of Engineering, De Angela Duff was the Program Director and an Associate Professor of Design, Art & Technology (formerly Multimedia) and Web Development & Interaction Design within the College of Art, Media & Design, as well as an Interim Co-Director of School of Design, at The University of the Arts (UArts) in Philadelphia, PA. Prior to UArts, she was an Art Director for Nettmedia, a NYC Interactive Design Firm. Notable projects included art direction and lead design of BowieNet version 2.0,, and Sarah McLachlan's "Mirrorball" DVD interface design.

In 2015, De Angela has spoken at the Black Portraitures II conference in Florence, Italy and the Raising The Bar series in NYC. She has also spoken at AIGA's Social Studies & Massaging Media 2 Conferences and HOW's Annual Design Conference. She has judged HOW's interactive design competition, and has been featured in publications such as HOW magazine, Print magazine, Now Loading and www.animation: Animation Design for the World Wide Web. She has served on Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter's committee to re-brand Philadelphia and participated in the Free Library of Philadelphia's Website Brainstorming Charette. She also hosts an online, radio show, No Turn Unstoned on She is a member of AIGA, IxDA, and the Brooklyn Experimental Media Center.

A native of Eutaw, Ala., De Angela holds an MFA in Studio Art (Photography) from MICA, a BFA in Graphic Design from Georgia State University, and a BS in Textile Engineering from Georgia Tech. Her design and development research currently focuses on the creation of photographic archives, time management & productivity systems, and course management systems. Her current body of photography work at captures people in passage, ordinary people negotiating public and familial spaces, juxtaposed and contextualized within a rural, southern environment. You can see her past and present design projects at


Maryland Institute College of Art (MiCA), 2007

Master of Fine Arts, Studio Art (Photography)

Georgia State University, 1996

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Design

Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), 1992

Bachelor of Science, Textile Engineering


AIGA, IxDA, Brooklyn Experimental Media Center

Research Interests

Photographic Archives

Time Management and Productivity Systems

Course Management Systems