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  • Tamar Samir

    Part-Time Faculty

    Email
    samirt@newschool.edu

    Office Location
    A - Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall - 66 West 12th Street

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    Tamar Samir

    Profile

    Tamar Samir is a mission-driven multi-disciplinary designer, creative director, and design educator (teaching at Parsons since 2001). Her award-winning design work has been published in Eye, Design in Motion, Print, Stash, and Step Inside Design. Tamar has worked as a motion designer, art director, and creative director shaping the design direction of major brands such as MAC Cosmetics, MTV, AMC, Spike, Logo, CNN, and Lifetime. She was most recently Creative Director at Nickelodeon/MTV Networks, directing the on-air and off-air brand, and won multiple broadcast design awards (BDA) for her work at Nickelodeon. Tamar sees designers as socially-engaged leaders and empowers her students to make a positive real-world impact in their work, with an emphasis on environmental, social justice, and ethical considerations.


    Degrees Held

    MFA, Design & Technology. Parsons the New School for Design. New York, NY.

    BFA, Fashion Design. Shenkar College of Engineering & Design. Tel Aviv, Israel.

    Certificate, Design Leadership for Business. Parsons the New School for Design. New York, NY.

    Certificate, Gender Studies. New School for Social Research. New York, NY.

     


    Professional Affiliation

    AIGA, Promax/BDA


    Recent Publications

    Parsons Blog: Parsons Language Support Students Explore Fashion and Social Activism Through Research

     


    Performances and Appearances

    Conference Speaker at:

    Organizing 2.0, April 2020

    The New School: Meeting Challenges & Exploring Solutions, Sept 2019

    AICAD Symposium: Include Me!, November 2019

    The New School: Meeting Challenges & Exploring Solutions, Sept 2018


    Research Interests

    sustainability, branding, typography, communication design, service design, design thinking, transdisciplinary design, fashion design, gender studies


    Awards And Honors

    AIGA Design Award, Step Magazine Design Award, Broadcast Design Awards (BDA).


    Portfolio

    Design Work

    Motion work


    Current Courses

    [LS] Integrative Studio 1 (Fall 2019)

    [LS] Integrative Studio 2

    ESL+Design: Studio Class (Fall 2019)

    Integrative Studio 1 (Fall 2019)

    Integrative Studio 2

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