Marjan Khatibi

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Art
Office Location: 230D Talbot Hall


M.F.A. Digital Arts and New Media, University of California, Santa Cruz
M.A. Visual Communication, University of Art, Tehran
B.A. Visual Communication (Graphic Design), University of Art, Tehran



Marjan Khatibi is a visual designer, media artist, and Adobe Education Leader. Her artwork addresses gender equity using Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality and 2D animation. She specializes in Design, Animation, and Art Direction. Her illustrations are meant to provoke emotion and inspire conversation with the audience. Her interdisciplinary work expresses complex ideas in an accessible way, and she uses different mediums to achieve this. She has combined her endless love for creativity and design with her passion for gender equality. To that end, she debuted her practice as a media artist with a project to raise awareness for gender equity using Virtual Reality, thereby evoking empathy, understanding, and newfound passion within her audience.