• Julia Wargaski

    Assistant Professor of Communication Design

    Assistant Professor of Communication Design

    Office Location:

    Sheila Johnson Design Center


    Julia Wargaski is an Assistant Professor of Communication Design at Parsons School of Design within The School of Art, Media and Technology. Her specialization is in information design and design processes. As Art Director, Information Designer, and Illustrator, Julia collaborated with Katayoun Chamany and Lianna Schwartz-Orbach, two biologists/content & content flow creators, to co-create the Sources of Stem Cells Radial Infographic and twelve related ZoomGraphics (Detailed Sheets). Julia transformed biotechnological processes associated with stem cell research into intuitive information design narratives that highlight the provenance, manipulation, and use of each stem cell type and its associated therapeutic and scientific potential — information design as educational tools. She contributed Art Direction, Design and Co-development of educational materials for Princeton Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and Application, Information and Visual design for the Ripple, Explore and Map views for the Shape of Change online archive in collaboration with Director Melanie Crean. She was Co-author, Art Director, and Information Designer for development of the "Trees of Trade: Biodiversity and Extinction" educational game interface visualizations and transitions showing progression of information design narratives and how to 'play' the data, based off of Katharina Seifert's "Effects of Trade: Endangered Species of the Atlantic Rainforest", & in collaboration with Katharina Seifert, Preethi Chethan and Mike Edwards — in conjunction with the Data-play/Parsons PETLab. In addition to teaching multiple levels of information and undertaking research projects, Ms Wargaski pursues commercial programs and multiple practical applications, including Information Design & User Experience Design hybrid investigations — UX/UI. Ms Wargaski holds a BFA in Communication Design from Parsons School of Design and was educated as a User Experience Designer through General Assembly's NYC User Experience Design Immersive.

    Research Interests:

    Information design, Information mapping, User Experience Design, Information Design & User Experience Design Hybrid, visual devices and systems for navigation, infographics, sciences and design, biological illustrations, biotechnological processes, medical harmonizing, stem cells, design process, educational tools, typography, data visualization, communication design,