Michael McDermott


Michael McDermott is currently an Assistant Professor at George Mason University. He received his MFA in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design and a Bachelor of Architecture from Virginia Tech.

He is an educator, designer, and researcher who is interested in the relationship between people and the objects they leave behind and the translation of physical experiences into digital spaces. He teaches classes primarily in the digital space such as Intro to Web Design and Motion Design and has also taught History of Graphic Design and Typography. His design practice focuses on providing thoughtful designs for print and digital projects to a range of clients including nonprofits and community organizations.

He previously worked as a designer at the General Design Co. in Washington, DC and has taught design classes at the Rhode Island School of Design and the Maryland Institute College of Art. When he isn’t teaching or designing you might find him riding his bike, photographing birds, rock climbing, or just generally enjoying the outdoors.