MS in Design, Arizona State University, USA.

BFA in Graphic Design - with distinction from the Academie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts (ALBA), Lebanon.


Tina Sleiman is an Associate Professor in graphic design at Zayed University. She served as Quality Assurance coordinator for the College of Arts and Creative Enterprises from 2015 to 2017, and obtained recognition as Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK, in 2019.

Over the past twelve years, she has taught fifteen different design courses, several of which she had developed entirely; co-curated a typographic show featuring 80 students; worked at Arizona State University as a graphic designer and faculty associate; and held designer and team leader positions at AGA-ADK and DW Green creative studios.

Her scholarly and creative interests include Arabic and French children's literature and illustrations, socio-cultural design and sustainability, expressive typography, as well as memory and visual popular culture of the late twentieth century. Some of her designs have been exhibited at Al Fahidi District and FN Gallery in Dubai, and at DD47 in Venice; and others have been published in the form of book design and information graphics. She has spoken at conferences in Canada, India, Lebanon, Portugal, Spain, Turkey and the UAE, and has recently co-authored an article published in Wiley's International Journal of Art and Design Education iJADE.

Tina holds a BFA in Graphic Design - with distinction from the Academie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts (ALBA), Lebanon, and an MS in Design from Arizona State University, USA.


Abu Dhabi - Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi


+971 2 599 3385

Teaching Areas

Graphic Design

(layout and publication design, visual identity and icon design, branding, typography, packaging design, design research and history, as well as professional practices and ethics in design)

Research and Professional Activities

  • Publication design and illustration in children’s literature

  • Sustainability in packaging and steps towards "zero waste”

  • Expressive typography

  • Visual popular culture, memory and identity

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