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Kali Nikitas

Kali Nikitas
Chair, Associate Professor
Teaches In
Communication Arts

MFA, CalArts


Kali Nikitas is Chair of the Communication Arts and Founding Chair of the MFA Graphic Design Program at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles.  She has taught and or been in administration at Northeastern University, Minneapolis College of Art and and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Kali has curated international design exhibitions, has facilitated Typo Berlin and Typo San Francisco, and she has hosted workshops and special events in the States and abroad. Over the years, her studio, Graphic Design for Love (+$), has been recognized in numerous publications and competitions. Kali currently serves on the CalArts Alumni Council and is the Arts Commissioner at Large for the City of Inglewood.

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Lectured internationally, received awards from the ACD, AIGA, Graphis, and Type Directors Club

Clients/Employment History:  

Principal of Graphic Design for Love (+$).

Co-programmed international symposia: “Just the Type”; “What Matters”; and “Untitled:Variations in Design Practice”.