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Yana Sakellion Associate Professor Art

Yana Sakellion
(202) 885-3461 (Office)
CAS | Art
Katzen Arts Center 220
Office hours by appointment at
Additional Positions at AU
Program Director (2018 - current)
MFA, Digital + Media, Rhode Island School of Design
BA, Imaging and Digital Arts, University of Maryland Baltimore Co.
Collegiate Teaching Certificate, Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning, Brown University

Languages Spoken
English, Russian
As a designer and an artist Yana works across mediums including graphic design, interactive media, and video. Her practice emphasizes interdisciplinary approach to making and conceptual inquiry, with special interest in Interactive Physical Interface design and Interactive Storytelling. During her 10 years professional experience she worked on a variety of design and media projects for corporate clients as well as non-profit organizations including Target Corporation, Johns Hopkins University, The Maryland Historical Society, and US postal service. She earned her Master of Fine Arts degree from the Department of Digital + Media at the Rhode Island School of Design, and her work has been exhibited and published nationally
See Also
AU Graphic Design Program
Student Design Club
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For the Media
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Spring 2024

  • GDES-315 Digital & Emrg Media Design II

  • GDES-325 Kinetic & Sequential Graphics

Fall 2024

  • GDES-315 Digital & Emrg Media Design II

  • GDES-405 Exp Design: Interactive Media