Liese Zahabi is an assistant professor of interaction/graphic design in the Department of Art and Art History at UNH. She previously served as faculty at the University of Maryland in College Park and at Weber State University in Utah. She earned a Master of Graphic Design degree from North Carolina State University, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in graphic design from Eastern Michigan University. She has been working as a designer for over eighteen years and teaches courses in graphic design, interaction design, motion design and animation, typography, game design, user experience and design research. Professor Zahabi’s academic research focuses on search as a cognitive and cultural process, and how the design of metaphoric interfaces can change the experience of digital search tasks. Her creative design work is also metaphorical and explores how the nature of search manifests itself in visual patterns and sense-making, how the digital record influences memory and our understanding of history, and how language and image intersect within the context of the Internet.
MGD, Graphic Design, North Carolina State University
B.F.A., Graphic Design, Eastern Michigan Univ
3D Modeling / Visualization
Access to Data/Information
Critical analysis and development of interfaces
Design history and pedagogy
Design of digital art and creative experiments
Games in Education
Inter-Arts--Interdisciplinary Art Forms
Women in Science/Technology/Engineering/Math (STEM)
ARTS 401: Principles of Design
ARTS 510: Principles of Design
ARTS 596: Special Top/Design & People
ARTS 796: Independent Study/Design
Selected Artistic Activities & Publications
Zahabi, L., & Buck-Coleman, A. (2019). Case Study: Open Brief // Capstone Project, University of Maryland. In J. Stout, & A. Nottingham (Eds.), The Graphic Design Process: how to be successful in design school.
Zahabi, L., & Buck-Coleman, A. (2019). Case Study: Open Brief // Capstone Project, University of Maryland. In J. Stout, & A. Nottingham (Eds.). Bloomsbury Academic.
Zahabi, L. (2019). Design for Good: Community Organization Partnership. In M. Maxwell Lane, & R. Tegtmeyer (Eds.), COLLAB + DESIGN ED. Bloomsbury Academic. Retrieved from https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/academic/