Luiza Dale (b. 1988, Rio de Janeiro) is a graphic
designer based in Brooklyn, New York.
Her work explores (1) how live performance can happen in print and
digital reproductions and (2) visual representation that pushes against
norms of clarity. Luiza designs independently and as part of the
studio The Aliens in addition to running Quickbooks. She is Lecturer at both the Yale School of Art and Rutgers Mason
Gross School of the Arts, and Part-time Lecturer at Parsons School of
Design. Luiza is currently a graphic design resident at ISLAA (2023–2024). Starting fall 2024, she will be Assistant Professor at
Among other classes, Luiza is now co-teaching a new freshman seminar titled Writer as Designer, Designer as Writer alongside Rachel Kauder Nalebuff at Yale College. In spring 2022, she taught Bad Design for the first time at Parsons with Tuan Quoc Pham. The course investigates our relationship to social standards that inform how we value design work. In addition to being bad, Luiza is interested in performance studies as a lens to better understand how design is perceived and experienced by others. She taught It’s telling how telling a telling can be at the Yale Norfolk School of Art in summer 2023. For more information, see Luiza’s Teaching Portal.
Luiza has lectured and served as critic at a number of universities including Boston University, Columbia GSAPP, Harvard GSD, New York University, Pratt Institute, and Wesleyan. She has worked at Meta Open Arts, freelanced with Porto Rocha, collaborated with Other Means, acted as Art Director at Outdoor Voices, Design Director at Playlab Inc., Designer and Editor of the periodical CLOG, and Senior Designer at Imprint Projects. Luiza holds an MFA from the Yale School of Art where she was awarded the Charles Sawyer Prize.
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