Daniela Marx

Daniela Marx, associate design professor in the Department of Art and Design at Loyola University New Orleans, this year has worked on several innovative design projects, continued to strengthen the design degree for Loyola and explored creative pedagogical techniques in the classroom.

Marx collaborated on a project with Liz Buchta for the exhibition Reminders at the Jamjuree Art Gallery at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. The invitation-only exhibit featured the work of four designers who were asked to create work that focused on typography and positive messages. Drawing on Jesuit values, Buchta and Marx chose to create work that highlighted specific virtues such as patience, respect, perseverance, and honesty.

Additionally, Marx collaborated with Robert Bell of Loyola’s Department of English on a piece entitled k(NO)w/here. This multimedia work utilizes the web, digital media, literature and QR technology. A portion of it was exhibited this past summer at the Diboll Gallery as part of the Duets faculty exhibition. k(NO)w/here is being submitted for CherCher letexte, an exhibit of electronic literature that will take place in Paris. Locally, Daniela continued to work on building the organization, THINKnewORLEANS (TNO), which she founded during her sabbatical leave project in 2010. This organization focuses on highlighting local and national figures who are thinking and working in ways to better our communities. Most recently with TNO, she collaborated with SALT (Society of American Law Teachers) to create awards for the 2013 Great Teacher Award and M. Shanara Gilbert Human Rights Award.

As senior faculty member in the Department of Art and Design, Marx continues to deconstruct and contemporize the only 4 year design program in New Orleans by working towards a new Bachelor of Design program that embraces Jesuit values. If this program is implemented, it would be the first of its kind in the U. S. In the classroom, Marx creates a critical thinking environment where the students explore real world issues that are solved through visual and conceptual means such as french animations for International School of Louisiana, logos for the Diversity Organization at Loyola, and senior capstone projects that have received national and international recognition.