Ilze Eklsa

PhD Candidate at the Riga Stradiņš University

MFA, Arts Academy of Latvia


Currently, Ilze is in her final stage of writing a dissertation at the Riga Stradiņš University, PhD in the Faculty of Communication. The thesis of the dissertation: "Comparative Analysis of Western Design Principles and Visual Structure in GCC Advertising Design".

Researching the collision of the visual communication principles of Western culture and the cultural background of the Middle East region, analyzing visual systems of communication and cultural influences on the visual structures of advertising and media communication. Her most recent publications evaluate cultural contexts in Europe's visual communication strategies. Since 2005 has gained international experience in graphic design, visual communication, art direction, visual project management, design education, design thinking, and research. For the last 10. years has worked as a Visual Communication lecturer in a university setting in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.


Abu Dhabi - Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi


+971 4 402 1527

Teaching Areas

Graphic Design, Typography, Illustration, Visual Arts and Applied Arts

Research and Professional Activities

Visual Communication

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