De Angela L. Duff is a designer, photographer, web developer, and DJ. She is also the Co-Director of Integrated Digital Media & Industry Associate Professor at NYU Tandon School of Engineering in Brooklyn. Prior to NYU, she was the Program Director and an Associate Professor of Design, Art & Technology (formerly Multimedia) and Web Development & Interaction Design within the College of Art, Media & Design, as well as an Interim Co-Director of School of Design, at The University of the Arts (UArts) in Philadelphia, PA. Prior to UArts, she was an Art Director for Nettmedia, a NYC Interactive Design Firm. Notable projects included art direction and lead design of BowieNet version 2.0, davidbowie.com, as well as web design and development for Britney Spears, Alicia Keys, and many other musicians. She has spoken at EYEO, NYC Creative Tech Week, Black Portraitures II & II: Revisited, NYC Raising The Bar, AIGA’s Social Studies & Massaging Media 2 Conferences, and HOW’s Annual Design Conference. She has judged HOW’s interactive design competition, and has been featured in HOW, Print, Now Loading and www.animation: Animation Design for the World Wide Web. She has served on the City of Philadelphia’s Mayor Michael Nutter’s committee to re-brand Philadelphia, and participated in the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Website Brainstorming Charrette. She also hosts an online, radio show, No Turn Unstoned on Mixlr.com and she guests on Grown Folks Music Inside the Music podcast. She holds a MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MiCA) in Studio Art (Photography), a BFA in Graphic Design from Georgia State University, and a BS in Textile Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech).
As a child growing up in Eutaw, Alabama, drawing wasn’t something De Angela decided to do on occasion. Drawing was something she did every single day, just like breathing, eating, and sleeping. By the time she was a teenager, her love of drawing had to make way for the power of typography, photography, and music. By 1996 while working for Georgia Tech’s College of Computing, she started fiddling around with the WWW by reverse engineering HTML on Mosaic, the first public web browser. By 1997, she moved to NYC to fulfill her dreams of becoming a world-class designer. By 1998, she wanted to inspire and help shape others, as others had for her, so she started sharing her love of design, art, and technology through teaching at The University of The Arts (UArts) in Philly. Now, she continues to share this passion with students at New York University (NYU). Presently, she lives, works, and plays in Brooklyn, New York.