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Kate Terrado

Kate Terrado is the head of the Design division and Assistant Teaching Professor in the College of Arts, Media, and Design at Northeastern University. She holds a BFA in Graphic Design and an MFA in Information Design + Visualization from Northeastern University. Her research activity focuses on the integration of temporal principles into the process and practice of design.

Her work finds form in the intersections of design, technology, and built environments. Using interactive data visualization, dynamic typography, physical installations, and immersive media as tools for communication, Kate has developed a portfolio of work that has demonstrated keen insight into client goals, audience engagement, public spaces, and appropriate use of technology. Her projects include work for Biogen, Boston Public Library, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New-York Historical Society, and Nobel Peace Center.


Art + Design


  • MFA Northeastern University
  • BFA Northeastern University

Research Focus

  • Design

Courses Taught

  • ARTG 1250 Design Process Context and Systems
  • ARTG 2250 Typography
  • FSEM 1101 Exploring Design in Your Life