Erin Collins

Instructor of the Arts in Design Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: BA New York University Abu Dhabi, MFA Maryland Institute College of Art

Research Areas: design, cognitive science, sustainability, health

Erin Collins is a visual designer, researcher, and educator. She holds a BA in Visual Art and in Cognitive Science from New York University Abu Dhabi and an MFA in Graphic Design from Maryland Institute College of Art.

Her research interests are at the intersection of design, cognitive science, sustainability, and health — what kind of design can transform human behavior. Though trained as a graphic designer with expertise in publication design and branding, she is passionate about interdisciplinary work and approaching all kinds of problems through design research. She currently manages the Visual Design Lab at NYUAD and supports the university’s Art & Art History BA and Design minor program through teaching and design activities.

Prior to joining NYUAD, she worked as a graphic designer at 10/Half Studios and a graduate teaching assistant at MICA. Erin has also worked as a freelance designer and artist since 2013.