Julie Sayo is an Assistant Professor in Graphic Design at UMBC. Prior to UMBC, she was an Assistant Research Professor in design and creative pedagogy at Georgetown University’s Ethics Lab where she worked on ethics-centered curricula through creative teaching engagements. She previously served as a lecturer at Loyola University Maryland where she taught undergraduate digital media courses within the Communication department and UX courses in the Emerging Media graduate program.
Her research interests include the role of design in creating a just and equitable society and her studio practice explores identity and decolonial art/design practices through the study and type design of Baybayin, a written script native to the Philippines.
She earned an MFA in Graphic Design and MA in Social Design from Maryland Institute College of Art.