Bio

A thousand-mile journey begins with one step.


De Angela L. Duff is a designer, photographer, web developer, DJ, and podcaster. She is also an Industry Associate Professor and Co-Director, alongside Luke DuBois, of the Integrated Digital Media (IDM) programs at NYU Tandon School of Engineering in Brooklyn, NY. Prior to joining NYU Tandon, De Angela Duff was the Program Director and an Associate Professor of Design, Art & Technology (formerly Multimedia) and Web Development & Interaction Design within the College of Art, Media & Design, as well as an Interim Co-Director of School of Design, at The University of the Arts (UArts) in Philadelphia, PA. Prior to UArts, she was an Art Director for Nettmedia, an NYC Interactive Design Firm. Notable Projects included art direction and lead design of BowieNet version 2.0, davidbowie.com, and Sarah McLachlan’s Mirrorball DVD interface design.

De Angela has spoken at the Purple Reign Conference, EYEO, Black Portraitures III, II & II: Revisited, NYC’s Creative Tech Week and Raising The Bar, AIGA’s Social Studies & Massaging Media 2 Conferences, and HOW’s Annual Design Conference. She has judged Tribeca Film Institute’s New Media Jury and HOW’s interactive design competition. She’s been featured in publications such as HOW and Print magazines, and the books, Now Loading and www.animation: Animation Design for the World Wide Web. She has served on the City of Philadelphia’s Mayor Michael Nutter’s committee to re-brand Philadelphia, and participated in the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Website Brainstorming Charrette. Since 2004, she also hosts No Turn Unstoned, an online, radio show of curated mixes, and, currently, produces the Prince & Prince-related podcasts for Grown Folks Music’s Inside The Album and Behind The Film podcasts. She holds a MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MiCA) in Studio Art (Photography), a BFA in Graphic Design from Georgia State University, and a BS in Textile Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech).

As a child growing up in Eutaw, Alabama, drawing wasn’t something De Angela decided to do on occasion. Drawing was something she did every single day, just like breathing, eating, and sleeping. By the time she was a teenager, her love of drawing had to make way for the power of typography, photography, and music. By 1996 while working for Georgia Tech’s College of Computing, she started fiddling around with the WWW by reverse engineering HTML on Mosaic, the first public web browser. By 1997, she moved to NYC to fulfill her dreams of becoming a world-class designer. By 1998, she wanted to inspire and help shape others, as others had for her, so she started sharing her love of design, art, and technology through teaching at The University of The Arts (UArts) in Philly. Now, she continues to share this passion with students at New York University (NYU). Presently, she lives, works, and plays in Brooklyn, New York.