Rita Daly

Associate Professor & Program Director, Master of Arts in Graphic Design

Phone: 617-557-1530
Email: rdaly@suffolk.edu
Office: 75 Arlington St., 2nd floor - room 222
Website: dalydaly.com

Education

MFA, Printmaking, Connecticut College
BFA, Interior Design, Pratt Institute

Courses Taught at the School of Art & Design

Graphic Design I & II, Graduate Seminar, Graduate Studio II, Graduate Thesis, Environmental Graphic Design, Business & Graphic Design: a symbiotic relationship, Independent Study

Teaching Philosophy

Becoming educated is a complex process, starting from the day we are born. As people with strong visual abilities, observing is a significant part of the way we learn and build knowledge. The goal is to encourage students to make links. The "ah ha" moment comes when the students connect what they observe with what they know about the world, society, themselves - when one aspect informs the other, this is the moment when good and innovative initiatives happen.

Recent Professional Highlights

  • Recent design projects completed by Daly & Daly include campaigns for the Nutrition-Eco program for Tufts University, extensive re-branding program for Family Service of Greater Boston, and various communications for the New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University.
  • 2010 Awarded Tenure
  • 2010 Introduction of the Master's Prep I & II, designed to prepare students for the challenges of their Thesis projects
  • 2009 Introduction of the Graphic Design Graduate Summer Accelerated Program, a new entrance path to the MAGD program
  • 2007 Changing the public face of NESADSU through engaging graphic design students from our programs to design School of Art & Design promotional materials, under the art direction of Daly & Daly. If we can't trust the products of our education 'system' what's the point of continuing?

Professional Affiliations

Member, The American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA)
Member, Society for Environmental Graphic Design (SEGD)