Danah Abdulla is a designer, writer and researcher, and is a Lecturer on the BA (Hons) Design Management and Cultures course at London College of Communication.
Danah is the founder, creative director and editor of Kalimat Magazine, an independent, non-profit magazine about Arab thought and culture. She is also currently a PhD candidate at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Previously, Danah has worked for advertising agency DDB as a Digital Cultivator, putting together social media campaigns and building online communities for the likes of Subaru, Canadian Cancer Society, Guinness and more. She also worked for word-of-mouth marketing agency Matching, finding bloggers for clients like l’Oréal, Maybelline, Carlsberg and others. And she also worked at a modelling agency, putting together fashion shows and handling public relations and marketing.
Danah’s research interests include design education, global design cultures, and social design. More specifically, her research examines the possibility of a locally-centric design education curricula in Amman, Jordan.
Danah obtained an MA in Social Design from the Maryland Institute College of Art (2012) in Baltimore, Maryland, and a BA (Honours) in Communications from the University of Ottawa (2008), in Ottawa, Ontario.