BIO

educator 

designer      

researcher  

photographer

Muhammad Rahman, M.Des., B.Arch., is currently pursuing his PhD in Architecture at University of Cincinnati. He holds a M.Des. in Graphic Design from University of Illinois at Chicago, UIC (2014) and B.Arch. from BRAC University, Bangladesh (2007). He worked as Branded Environments Designer-II at Perkins+Will Chicago. He completed his 4-week 'typography and design' summer certificate courses at Basel School of Design (2013). He has held an appointment as
a Lecturer-II at BRAC University since August 2007 and is currently on leave.

As a practicing architect, educator and photographer, Muhammad has an ability to integrate his background in architecture with graphic design as an intuitive fusion. His works consist of various interior and space design projects, promotion materials, brand designs, experimental typography, books and poster
design etc. Muhammad has developed his own passion and character in spatial photography, visual abstraction - his works placed in different exhibitions and got awards.

His research interests are Design pedagogy, visual identity and culture, dimensional typography in urban context, everyday urbanism, cross-disciplinary practices and spatial occupation in environmental graphic design. During his 6 years of university-level teaching experience, Muhammad primarily involved in architecture design studios in different levels, also taught courses of graphic communication, historical theory, construction studios etc. At UIC School of Design, he taught 'Design Photography' course for consecutive semesters. As a graduate student he designed school's new brochure in collaboration, contributed as the lead photographer for the new website for the school of design and worked as a visual researcher position for the Video production team of UIC Obama Presidential Library and Museum design proposal. He is involved in conducting various design workshops, particularly in University
of Evora, Portugal, under European Union mobility research scholarship in 2011.