Marcella Anestazia Janush Kulchitsky

Mass Communication Department

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About the Faculty Member

Marcella Janush, MFA, is a graphic designer by profession and a Design Director in the corporate sector. She has built successful teams of creatives as a Creative Director both overseas and in the Middle East. She’s instructed and prepared university design students for successful work in the marketplace. Currently, she is both the director of new products with local museums in Kuwait and a design educator with Gulf University, Kuwait. Prior to joining Gulf University she taught as an Assistant Professor in Graphic Design with Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, UAE. Professor Marcella taught art and design at the American University of Kuwait for 13 years and lectured for several years at the American University of Beirut as a Visiting Design Professor. She received her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Visual Arts from the University of Michigan, School of Art and Design in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and her Master’s of Fine Arts in Design from the School of Visual Arts at Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts. She's also studied in Paris at the Corcoran School of Art as well as Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut to broaden her knowledge on design theory and practice. Ms. Janush’s areas of specialty are in leading creative teams for corporate communications, multi-lingual wayfinding and signage systems, visual storytelling, exhibition design and extending brands over multiple platforms. Prior to her academic appointments, she worked as a Creative Director in the private and non-profit sectors in the Washington, DC area for over 15 years specializing in corporate branding, annual report design, environmental and wayfinding design systems, as well as magazine and book design. During her time in Washington, D.C. Ms. Janush served on the AIGA Student Portfolio Review Committee held in conjunction with the Corcoran School of Art and AIGA and until today continues this affiliation to guide students in preparing their portfolios. Professor Kulchitsky, was a founding Board Member

Teaching Interest(s)

Brand Development Environmental Graphic Design Visual Storytelling Design Education

Expertise Area(s)

Design/Visual Communication