Shiraz Gallab

Shiraz Abdullahi Gallab is a graphic designer who was born but not raised in Khartoum, Sudan. Her work investigates language, form and the human condition, and her practice combines both commercial and experimental threads. Shiraz graduated with a B.A. in Public Policy Studies from the University of Chicago, where she conducted qualitative and quantitative research on underprivileged communities. She holds an M.F.A. from Cranbrook Academy of Art, as well as a post-baccalaureate certificate from the Maryland Institute College of Art.

Shiraz is a contributor for Women of Graphic Design and has had her work published in Graphic Design: The New BasicsFicciones Typografika, re:FormWhat WeeklyNeed Supply and AIGA's Eye on Design. In 2013, Shiraz was named a PNC Design Fellow alongside three other graphic designers in Baltimore. She has since then collaborated with the Museum of New Art in Detroit, Design Within Reach, Publication Studio SF and SOMArts, along with other clients and institutions.

Shiraz was an AICAD Post-MFA Teaching Fellow at the California College of the Arts and taught courses on typography, fundamentals, concrete writing and time-based media from 2015 to 2017.

Visiting Artist, Graphic Design