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Associate Professor of Graphic Design
Contact Info


M.F.A., (Design: Visual Communication) Virginia Commonwealth University

  • American Institute for Graphic Artists
  • Society for Experience Graphic Design

GRPH 206: Type I
GRPH 306: Type II
GRPH 406: Advanced Typography
GRPH 410: Senior Portfolio
GRPH 392: Wayfinding, Signage, and Exhibition Design
GRPH 498E: Social Entrepreneurship and Design for Social Impact

Research Interests

Social/democratic design practice, multi-disciplinary research/collaborative research, social entrepreneurship, branded environments, exhibition design, experience design, cognitive mapping, placemaking and collective memory.

Fields and Specialties

Henriques’s work and research interest primarily focuses on multi-disciplinary practice, collaboration and participatory design/co-design. She teaches courses in typography, professional practice and portfolio development, design for social impact, and experience graphic design.

Other areas of academic interest include expressive/experimental typography, publication design, participatory design and co-design methods, wayfinding, signage, exhibition design, and professional practice.

Selected Presentations, Awards and Grants

Re-dressing the Window: Defining and Establishing Best Practices for Authentic Multi-Disciplinary Graphic Design Research Activity Group Session presentation, AIGA Decipher: Design Educators Community National Conference, University of Michigan, Ann-Arbor, Mich., September 27–29, 2018. 

Integrating the arts, design, and engineering through a social entrepreneurship courseBest Practices Session: (Social) Entrepreneurship for All,” Presenters: Carissa Henriques and Dr. Justin Henriques. Ashoka U Exchange National Conference, Miami-Dade College, March 2–4, 2017. Miami, Fla.

Integrating the arts, design, and engineering through a social entrepreneurship coursePresenters: Carissa Henriques and Dr. Justin Henriques, A2ru National Conference, University of Colorado, Denver, November 3–5, 2016, Denver, Colo.

Creative Partnerships Transforming and Revitalizing CommunitiesPresentation to the JMU Parents Council Academic SubcommitteeApril 15, 2016, Festival Ballroom, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.

Creative Quarterly Magazine 42, runner up, Fall 2015

4-VA Grant Course, Redesign + Course Sharing, for “Social Entrepreneurship and Design for Social Impact”

Faculty Advisor, Fall 2015, EPA Campus Rainworks Challenge

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