Faculty - Charmaine Martinez

images of creative work by Charmaine Martinez, included a lettering project and window painting for McConnell's Ice Cream

Charmaine Martinez brings a passion for typography, love of creative experimentation, and interest in design advocacy to her teaching. With a background in graphic design, book arts, printmaking, and mixed media installation, Charmaine embraces a interdisciplinary approach in both teaching and her own creative practice.

Charmaine received her BFA in graphic design from the University of Notre Dame. Upon graduating from Notre Dame, she began a career as a graphic designer in the beautiful, but windy city of Chicago, working on wide-ranging projects in the fields of educational publishing and corporate design. She received an MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she combined her studio art interests with her graphic design experience, examining the intersection of commercial, fine art, and material culture. Her current research interests include: ethics in design practice and education, accessibility and typography, design as social advocacy, and design thinking for creativity. 

Charmaine Martinez

Associate Professor Graphic Design
Phone: 805.756.2332
Office: 34-154

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