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NYUAD DESIGN is a collection of some of the best design work and thinking done at New York University Abu Dhabi, with a special focus on student work. Archive presents a portfolio of projects across many disciplines, including logo design, typography, identity design, poster design, and some unclassifiable experiments. Essays collates the best writing on design done by students and faculty, providing a range of perspectives, analyses, and experiences.

From its beginning, design at NYUAD has been marked by a willingness to dive into new territory, a focus on projects with real consequences, and connection with the wider community and context of its projects. Design at NYUAD has also emphasized cross-cultural design, cross-disciplinary design, and diversity of thought and approach.

This site is a continuous and experimental work in progress, compiled by students and managed by the NYUAD Art & Art History Program. If you want to get involved or have a project to add, email us at, we want to hear from you!

While design has been formalized in an academically offered Design Minor, design itself has implications far beyond the Art & Art History Program. NYUAD DESIGN also features design work done in other disciplines like engineering, other offices like Student Life, and other contexts like independent student projects.

NYUAD DESIGN also publishes a  journal designed by two exceptional students who share their unique editorial perspectives on the design work accomplished that year.

The Team

Goffredo Puccetti

Visual Design Lab Director

Erin Collins

Visual Design Lab Manager

Tonya Zhang

Design Lab Student Assistant

Pauline Wee

Design Archive Editorial Team

Design Lab Student Assistants (Past)
Roudhah Hamad Al Mazrouei
Mbebo Nonna
Showmin Hossain
Thea Hayek
The Visual Design Lab
C3-112, Second Floor of the Arts Center
New York University Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat District, Abu Dhabi