Helen Sanematsu

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis


Helen Sanematsu is an Assistant Professor of Visual Communication at the Herron School of Art and Design, Indiana University. She uses methods from design research and visual communication design to facilitate bi-directional communication in community health projects initiated by the university. She has been a co-investigator in a number of interdisciplinary studies with the IU School of Medicine, the Indiana State Department of Health, and the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Indiana University/Purdue University Indianapolis. Her goal is to establish a better balance of power between the University and the communities it serves.

Sanematsu has taught at Art Center College of Design, CalArts, and Parsons. Prior to teaching she held positions at Martha Stewart Living and Bruce Mau Design. She holds an A.B. from Occidental College and an MFA from Yale School of Art.

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