Nahid Tootoonchi

Associate Professor


Contact Information

Center for the Arts, Room 4020
Weekdays by appointment or by hours published on office door.


MFA Communication Art, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL

Undergraduate degree - Graphic Design, England

Areas of Expertise

Graphic Design


Nahid Tootoonchi is an Iranian American graphic designer and educator. She has worked as an senior designer and art director for institutions such as Kaiser Permanente, National Geographic, and the Nature Conservancy. She is an Associate professor and co-coordinator of the graphic design program at Towson University. Tootoonchi’s research focus is the graphic design of Iran, particularly its style and subject matter, and the approach to this technologically fast-moving discipline. Tootoonchi has curated Beneath the Surface; Poster Exhibition from Iran, and has also written and lectured nationally and internationally.

Courses Taught

  • Spring: none on sabbatical Spring 2016