Prof. Karen Cheng

About Me

Karen Cheng is Professor and Chair of the Division of Design at the University of Washington.

Member Since November 1997
Member Type Supporter
AIGA Chapter Seattle
Title Professor
Company University of Washington
Email ude.wu@gnehck
Portfolio Site
Field Design/Graphic design
Information design/architecture

Professor Karen Cheng received her Master’s Degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Art, Architecture and Planning. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Washington in 1997, she worked in Brand Management at the Procter & Gamble Company and studied Chemical Engineering at Penn State University (Honors BS, 1991). Her work has been published by Communication Arts, the American Center for Design, Critique, the Society for Publication Designers, and the SEGD. Her book, Designing Type, was published by Yale University Press in 2006. She is currently Chair of the UW Division of Design.

  • Karen Cheng commented on the article "How to Survive Critique: A Guide to Giving and Receiving Feedback"

    Thanks for your comment, Chani! The relevant article is below (it's quite interesting): Dannels, Deanna P., Amy L. Housley Gaffney, and Kelly Norris Martin. 2011. "Students' Talk about the Climate of Feedback Interventions in the Critique". Communication Education. 60 (1): 95-114.