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Dr. Ghada Alhalasa

 


EDUCATION

 

(Ph.D.) Doctor of Philosophy / Curriculum and Instruction – Graphic Design / (2017)

College of Education, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN, USA  

                   

(M.F.A) Master of Fine Arts / Graphic Design / (2014)

College of Fine Arts, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN, USA  

 

(BAA) Bachelor of Applied Arts / Graphic Design / (2006)

College of Fine Arts, Yarmouk University, Irbid- Jordan

 

GRAPHIC DESIGN EXPERIENCE

 

Graphic Designer - Freelancer / (2006 – Present)

Local and international projects (branding, advertisements, public awareness, and marketing campaigns)

 

Graphic Designer - Part Time / (2011 – 2017)

Office of technology, Indiana State University, Terre Haute- IN, USA

 

Graphic Designer – Full Time / (2009 – 2011)

JDC, Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

Assistant Professor / Advanced Studies in Design – Part Time / (2022 – Present)

Interior Design, Oman College of Management & Technology, Seed, Sultanate of Oman

 

Assistant Professor / Graphic Design – Full Time / (2017 – Present)

Design Department, Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan

 

Instructor / Graphic design - Part Time / (2006 – 2011)

JDC, and Queen Rania Center at Yarmouk University / Toledo College at Al- Balqa’ Applied University, Irbid, Jordan

GRAPHIC DESIGN AND TEACHING SKILLS

 

GRAPHIC DESIGN

-        Advertisements: poster design, marketing campaign, and social media ads

-        Branding and Visual Identity for corporations

-        Computer Graphics Programs (Adobe): Photoshop, Illustrator, and After Effects

-        Marketing: consumer behavior problem solving, promotion activities and marketing project Management 

-        Public Awareness: social, cultural, and environmental marketing campaign projects

-        Illustration, book design, and Infographic

-        Animation design

-        Photography and painting skills

 

TEACHING SKILLS

-        Communication skills

-        Academic research skills

-        Curriculum and Syllabi design experience

-        In campus and online teaching experience

-        Graduation project evaluation and supervision

-        Teaching theoretical and practical art and design courses

-        Accreditation and quality assurance for higher education graphic design institutions

 

 

MEMBERSHIPS

 

Accreditation and Quality Assurance Commission for Higher Education Institutions - (2020)

Ministry of Higher Education, Amman, Jordan

 

Jury Member for graphic design students’ graduation projects – (2020)

American University, Ma’daba, Jordan

 

Jury Member for graphic design students’ graduation projects – (2019)

Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan

 

Faculty of Fine Arts - (2017 – Present)

College of Fine Arts, Yarmouk University, Jordan

 

International Student Affairs- USA (2011 – 2017)

Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN, USA

 

Musician and Folk – (2013 -2014)

International student orientation- Indiana State University- Terre Haute, IN

 

Member of the USAID USHER – (2010)

USAID - Jordan                                                                                                                

 

 

SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS

 

v Accolade Global Film Award - (2019)

     Marketing campaign and advertisement for the music art video (Planet Earth) / San Francisco, USA

 

v  Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society - (2011 – 2017)

        Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN, USA

v Graduate Outstanding Student Award - (2014)

      Indiana State University, USA

 

v International Student Organization Award - (2012)

      Indiana State University, USA

 

v MFA and Ph.D. Study Aboard Scholarships - (2011, 2016)

      College of Fine Arts, Yarmouk University, Jordan

 

v Outstanding Graphic Design Undergraduate Student Award - (2006)

      Yarmouk University and The Ministry of Higher Education, Jordan

 

GRAPHIC DESIGN ACHIEVEMENTS

 

v  COVID (19) Social Distancing Exhibition / (2021)

LOGO design and Public Awareness Campaign

College of Fine Arts, Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan

 

v  Cinema in Education / (2021)

BOOK design

UNISCO, European Union and Ma3mal 612, Amman, Jordan

 

v  LAKI AMMAN MUSIC VIDEO / (2020)

Illustration and Motion Graphic

Amman, Jordan

 

v  Planet Earth Music Video / (2020)

Visual Identity and Marketing Campaign

Jordan and USA

 

v  POV Student’ film festival / (2015)

LOGO design, and Marketing Campaign

Drama Dept. Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan

 

v  Indiana Summer Game / (2014)

LOGO design and Advertisement

Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN, USA

 

v  IITS / (2013)

LOGO design

Instruction and Information Technology Services Department, ISU, Terre Haute, IN, USA

 

v  ISU ANNUAL REPORT / (2012)

BOOK design

Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN, USA

 

v  Children’s Museum / (2012)

LOGO redesign

Terre Haute, IN, USA

 

v  Bayh College of Education / (2012)

LOGO design

Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN, USA

 

ACADEMIC RESEARCH PAPER

·       Graphic design at Yarmouk University in Jordan: The relationship between the curriculum, marketplace requirements, and graduates’ perceptions. 2017. https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=2VyOrqIAAAAJ&hl=en

·       Irbid City as A Brand: Visual Identity and Marketing Campaign. Accepted, 2022.

LANGUAGES

 

-        ARABIC – Native

-        ENGLISH – Excellent Writing, Speaking, and Communicating