Rozina Vavetsi

Associate Professor

New Technology Building
16 W 61st Street, Room 917
New York, NY 10023

Phone: 212.281.1791
Resume: curriculum vitae


  • MS Pratt Institute
  • BA University of Athens

Areas of Scholarly and Artistic Interest

  • Information Architecture and Usability
  • Logos and Corporate Identity
  • Editorial Design and Typography
  • Children's Illustration

Career Summary

Professor Vavetsi grew up in Greece and attended the University of Athens where she majored in Education. After college, she taught at several schools in Athens. In 1999, she moved to New York City and in 2001 earned her MS in Communication Design at Pratt Institute. She joined the faculty at NYIT in 2002.

Professor Vavetsi is passionate about design and typography in all applications. She loves the challenge in every design project and strives to find conceptual solutions that go beyond the pure aesthetics.

In the area of design education, she is interested in curriculum development as well as the quantitative and qualitative measures of design success. She is enjoying the study of information architecture and theory, usability and data visualization. She also likes spicing her classes with heavy doses of real-world case studies.

Selected Exhibitions

Presented Papers, Lectures, and Publications

  • Creative Quarterly, The Journal of Art and Design. Had her digital illustration “Evolution” featured in the summer issue. Summer 2009.
  • Siggraph Asia. Reviewed 25 2-D designs to be included at Siggraph 2009 Art Gallery. Responsibilities included looking at artists’ submissions, making comments and giving scores. June-July 2009.
  • New York Institute of Technology, NY, NY. “Designers Without Borders”, panel discussion. Co-organized and moderated a panel discussion about design in a globalized world. May 2009.
  • National UCDA Design Education Summit. Mobile, Alabama. “New Curricula for New Times”, lecture. Presented the need of re-adjusting the design curricula in order to meet the demands of the new times. May 2009 (
  • Eastern Suffolk BOCES (Board of Cooperative Educational Services “The Art and Science of Visual Communications”, lecture. Presented the importance of design that “makes sense” vs. design for pure esthetic purposes. December 2008 (
  • Department of Greek Education. “Greek-American Curriculum for the Kindergarten.” Designed and Co-authored a curriculum on Greek as a second language. (2003-2007)

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