dha College of Design
Design, Housing, and Apparel

Adjunct Faculty Profile: Ange Wang

Angela Wang, MFA


Specialties and expertise:
  • Identity design and branding

  • User experience (UX) and interactive design

  • Community or audience driven design


Course Titles


Selected Scholarship 

  • Wang, A.M. (April 2013). Advancing Our Practice: Educating the Reflective Design Practitioner. AIGA Design Educator’s Conference—Blunt: Explicit and Graphic Design Criticism Now. Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia.

  • Tank, A. M. & Christensen, C.A. (January 2009). i+TiBET: A Community Effort to Preserve Tibetan Culture-in-Exile. Art and Design for Social Justice Symposium proceedings. Florida State University, College of Visual Arts, Theatre, and Dance, Tallahassee, Florida. (http://socialjusticesymposium.fsu.edu/2010/Proceedings2009.pdf, p. 28-32)


Grants and Research

  • Design High (designhigh.design.umn.edu)

  • College of Design Dean’s Investment Funds grant, Spring 2012. Working with Daniel Jasper, Associate Professor in Graphic Design, to develop a hybrid online/face-to-face graphic design curriculum for Minnesota high schools. Currently piloting the program at Wayzata High School.


Professional, Institutional, and Community Leadership and Service

  • UxPA MN Guest Speaker (with GDes students, Naseem Rafiei, Leah Honsey, Sean Mateer, and Matt McVeigh), “UX Design: A Peek into a U of M Graphic Design class”, May 10, 2012. 

  • Honors Capstone Project Advisor (Identity design), 2010 – 2011, Jenny Zanatta (Senior CDes Student).

  • Honors Capstone Project Committee Member (Book design), 2010 – 2011, Patrick Grossel (Senior CDes Student). 

  • Directed Study (iPad app design and iPhone app development, 2010 –2011, Nahil Khalife.  

  • City of Lakes Community Land Trust, June 2010 – Present, Public relations committee member.

  • Rock Star Supply Co. (rockstarsupplyco.org), April 2010 – Present, Board member; Design and Communications Committee Chair. 

  • CDes Adjunct Faculty Consultative Committee, August 2009 – May 2011.

  • CDes Curriculum Committee representative (2009-10) and Committee Co-Chair (2010-11.)

  • Art Buddies, Spring 2010

  • Catalyst (bethecatalyst.org), July 2007, June 2008, April 2011, Guerilla Art workshop leader (’07) and assistant (’08, ’11. ) 



  • Outstanding Graduate Student Award, College of Design, May 2009.

  • Staff Recognition Award, College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota, September 2005.



Adjunct Lecturer

Graphic Design Program



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