Michael Hersrud is an Associate Professor of Graphic Design at Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar, now in his 9th year at the university and 12th year of working full-time in academia. His scholarship investigates methods and processes relative to both teaching and making. The research outcomes often focus on a variety of domains including playful interactions, experimental image production, collaborative conditions, cultural context, and 'extra-disciplinary’ design praxis.

This site showcases recent work from student-centered course assignments, university related collaborations & professional work, community engagement, exhibitions, and other design work supporting his pedagogical and practice-based research.

Uncharted Territories, Artist Book Project
Pen & Plotter Algorithmic Drawings, Faculty Exhibition
Swiss Experimental Typographic Letterpress Workshop
Tasmeem 3ajeeb! International Conference, Co-Director
Tasmeem Micro-Site & Publication Materials, Co-Director
Tasmeem in Motion, Videos from the Conference
Papier-Mâché Project, & Performance, Viral Campaign
Art & Medicine Exhibition Publication, Editorial Design
One Second Safety Campaign Brand Consultant
VCUQatar Mini-Golf Course
Mini-Golf Process, Faculty & Student Collaboration
The Donkey Lady & Other Tales from the Arabian Gulf
Tasmeem Synapse Brand Identity System
BFA Senior Thesis Capstone, Student Projects
Narrative Poster, Student Projects
Vector Illustration & Character Design, Student Project
Motion Graphics & Title Sequence, Student Projects
Experimental Form Generation, Student Projects
Altered & Experimental Book Formats, Student Projects
Game Design & Physical Interactions, Student Projects
3ajeeb Masquerade, Student Projects
VCUQatar Student Lounge Mural, Student Project
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