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Associate Professor, Design

University of South Carolina School of Visual Art + Design

2022 (tenured, promoted)



MFA Design, Visual Communications

VCUarts, Richmond, VA


BFA Illustration, Communication Arts

VCUarts, Richmond, VA


Design, illustration and creative services studio.


Nature’s Recipe, Angel’s Envy, Farm Credit Mid America, Louisville Metro Housing Coalition, HBO, Kentucky State Parks, Wachovia Bank, Allstate, Cracker Barrel, The Gap, VA Lottery, Kellogg’s, Altria, Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce, VCU School of the Arts, The Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, University of Louisville


Creative South Conference 2023

AIGA National Conference 2022
AIGA DEC Shift{ed} Virtual Summit 2021

Micro Galleries COVIDx Talks

AIGA DEC SHIFT Virtual Summit 2020

AIGA National Design Conference, Pasadena, CA

Humana Digital Experience Center, Louisville, KY

College of Art, Architecture + Design at Mississippi State University

Southeastern College Art Conference, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Evansville Design Group, Evansville, IN

Windgate Center for Art and Design, University of Arkansas at Little Rock 

Stuckeman School College of Arts and Architecture, Penn State University

Herron School of Art & Design, Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis

School of Visual Art & Design, University of South Carolina


The Illustration Academy, 2004

Lorenzo de’Medici School of Art, Florence, Italy, 2003


Assistant Professor, Design

University of South Carolina School of Visual Art + Design

2016 - 2019

University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

Assistant Professor

Design and Interaction

2016 - 2019

Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN

Assistant Professor

Design and Illustration

2015 - 2016

Virginia State University, Petersburg, VA

Assistant Professor

Design and Foundations

2011 - 2015


  • International Design Awards - Graphic Design, 2021, 2022

  • International Design Awards - Gold Award Winner, Graphic Design, 2020

  • 2019 National Award for Outstanding Professional Achievement in Graphic Design,  Southeastern College Art Conference

  • Great Meadows Foundation Grant Award 2018

  • Cooperative Consortium for Transdisciplinary Social Justice Research Grant 2018

  • AIGA The Show - BEST IN SHOW 2017

  • AIGA The Show Award 2017

  • AIGA The Show Award 2017

  • AIGA The Show Award 2016

  • AIGA GRADE 7 Award 2013

  • AIGA GRADE 6 Award 2011

  • Applied Arts Magazine 2010

  • Robert and Joye Ledford Graduate Scholarship 2009

  • Graduate Art Scholarship, Virginia Commonwealth University 2008


The Great Discontent, International Publication

Issue #05, May 2022

Uppercase Magazine, International Publication

Issue #44, January - March 2020

Typografika: 1642

Publisher: Formist Edition 18, Editor: Mark Gowing, Pages: 624, Format: Paperback, Size: 210 x 300 mm

Redefining Creativity: Multi-Layered Collaboration in Art and Art Historical Practice. 

Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Type Hike: A Retrospective

Monograph. Lassen Volcanic National Park poster. 114 pages, Digital Print, 8.5” x 12”, Published by Type Hike at University of Texas Press. First Edition, 2017.


Precognitive Universe of Emergent Desire. 

Ubercorp Publishing. ISBN: 978-0-9960912-4-4

dOGUMENTA received accolades and press from the following publications online and in print: New York Times, New York Post, artnet, W Magazine, Newsweek,, Smithsonian Magazine, L.A. Times.


The Type Hike project and Lassen poster received accolades and press from the following publications online and in print: Fast Company Design, Communication Arts Magazine, Dwell, How Design, Type Magazine, Escape Kit, AIGA, The All Night Listening Post, Etapes, Lonely Planet, and Thought on Site.


AIGA National Panel Discussion on Mentorship in Design and Academia

Navigating a career in design or academia can be tremendously challenging, and finding guidance (particularly early on in a career) can be fundamental for success. But, how does one go about finding a mentor? Does it make sense to seek different mentors for various aspects (and phases) of your career development? Panelists: Meena Khalili, Kaleena Sales (TSU), Neeta Verma (Notre Dame) 

The Quickie Podcast

The Quickie Podcast for Graphic Designers. Dave Hopkins interviews talented Graphic Designers, Illustrators, and Creative Directors, quickly - usually 30 minutes or less. Freelancers to creatives at world-renown businesses and agencies, about their wins, their fails, lessons learned, what inspires them, and the story about how they even got there. Web.


The DESIGN DEDUX™ Podcast is a professional broadcast quality podcast exploring art and design studies for educators, mentors, students, and practitioners that are pursuing success in their work. Hosted by Pete Bella, University of Central Arkansas. Web.

Design EDU Today Podcast.

Gary Rozanc, interviewer. Interview for the podcast out of University of Maryland highlighting UX UI and web technologies. “The Education of an I-Shaped versus T-Shaped Student with Meena Khalili” Web.

Design Recharge, Meena Khalili // New in Lou 365

“Meena is an illustrator, and design professor who is has one hand in the digital world and one hand in the physical world. She will be talking about her 365 project that transformed her style and has turned into a traveling show...” Web.


University of Louisville News


By Design Webcast.

Hebah Albdelqader, interviewer. Interview for the webcast out of Los Angeles, California highlighting designers and artists of diverse ethnicity. Web.


Creative South Podcast.

Jason Frostholm, interviewer. Interview for the weekly podcast out of Mobile, Alabama ranging in topics about design and creativity, which targets designers working in the American South. Web.


Connectivisim and Using Social Media in Art Education.

Cindy Hasio, Ph.D., Art Institute of Fort Worth. 

Art Education Journal. Print. 


Style Weekly Magazine, Everyday Uniforms — Amanda Dall Villa Adams. Print and web.


Design Recharge, A Designer Who Chooses Quality & Craft 
“Meena Khalili walks us through her recent design project, Chuck Scalin’s “Body of Evidence” where she discusses the choices that made quality and craftmanship key.” Web.


Design Recharge, Scooter Sketchbook Adventures
“Meena Khalili travels in the summer on her Genuine Stella scooter and records her adventures in her sketchbooks. She shares why she does it and how these adventures effect her creativity the rest of her year.” Web.





Welcome Home: Her Liminal Asian-Appalachian Experience (national, invitation)

Several selected works

East Tennessee State University, Slocumb Galleries


MicroGalleries (international juried)

Hedy, Cité Radieuse

Hong Kong

Story Lines (national juried)

Potter Art Gallery

Missouri Western State University

Form, Line, Space, Shape (national juried)

Todd Art Gallery

Middle Tennessee State University



MicroGalleries International Artist Collective 2019

Selected as one of 50 international artists.

Solo Exhibition New in Lou: Drawn Daily

Windgate Center of Art + Design

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Little Rock, AR

ThinkSmall10 (national juried)

Artspace Gallery.

Richmond, VA

Positive / Negative 34

Juror: Ann Meisinger, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC


ETSU Slocumb Galleries

Johnson City, TN

Solo Exhibition: Meena Khalili, Works on Paper

NOD Gallery

Louisville, KY


Gateway Arch National Park Poster

Gateway Arch National Park

St. Louis, MO




National Exhibition curated by IBM Global Leader, Design Principal Liz Kiehner


fu:bar 2018 Glitch Art Festival (international juried)


Zagreb, Croatia 

Letterform Archive

Research Residency

San Francisco, CA

dOGUMENTA (national juried)

Los Angeles, CA


Solo Exhibition: TYPO/TOPO

Sheherazade Gallery

Louisville, KY


SECAC National Juried Exhibition


UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts


ART280 National Juried Exhibition

New in Lou 365

Huntington Museum of Art


Land Gallery, Portland, OR

Kentucky Parks & Crafts Project

Jenny Wiley State Park Poster

Benefitting Kentucky Parks Foundation


Gold For A Silver Situation

Gallery5, Richmond, VA


Permanent Collection

New in Lou 365 selected pieces

Omni Louisville


ArtLink Contemporary Gallery (juried)


Fort Wayne, IN


Permanent Collection

Lassen Volcanic National Park Poster

Library of Congress, Washington, DC


Type Hike (national juried) 

Lassen Volcanic National Park Poster

Chicago Design Museum, Chicago, IL

Type Director’s Club, NYC

The Southern Gallery, SC

Witchita State University, KS

Mississippi State University, MS


12th National Juried Exhibit: Art of Protest (national juried)

I Will Gladly Lend You My Copy

Imago Gallery. Warren, RI


MicroGalleries (international juried)


Jakarta, Indonesia

Solo Exhibition: @newinlou365

Wakeley Gallery, Illinois Wesleyan University

Bloomington, IL


Creative Quarterly 47 (international juried)

I Will Gladly Lend You My Copy

The Journal of Art & Design, NYC

ThinkSmall9 (national juried)

Artspace Gallery

Richmond, VA


Type Hike (national juried)

Lassen Volcanic National Park Poster 

Laguna Beach, CA

Portland, OR


TYPOMANIA 2016 (international juried)

gesture. signal. direct.

Moscow, Russia


AIGA Poster Show (national juried)

“Trump in Farsi”, “I Will Gladly Lend You My Copy”

CoRK Gallery, Jacksonville, FL

Jacksonville Public Library, Jacksonville, FL


Microgalleries (international juried)

Body of Evidence, artist book.

Bali, Indonesia

Norwa, Australia


Solo Exhibition: Kinetic TypoGraphy

Artspace Gallery.

Richmond, VA


ThinkSmall8 (national juried)

Artspace Gallery.

Richmond, VA

Remaking Language

Collaborative works on paper. 

Corridor Gallery, Western Kentucky University

Meredith Gallery, Virginia State University

Ficciones Typografika

Comfort Is The Enemy

Curated typographic works published by Erik Brandt.

Minneapolis, MN


The RVA Guide To Those Who Ride (national juried)

Chattanooga Public Library, Permanent Collection

FONZ, Friends of the National Zoo

Washington, DC


Capital One Headquarters Permanent Collection

Richmond, VA


US & China Typographic Poster Exchange (int'l juried)

International Exhibition Center of DaLian City in China

Gallery of Beijing Institute Of Graphic Communication, China 

Gallery of Institute of Fine Arts of  ShanTou University, China 

Gallery5, Richmond, VA, USA

VCUarts MoB + Storefront, Richmond, VA, USA


ThinkSmall 7 (national juried)

Artspace Gallery.

Richmond, VA


Mütter Museum, Skull Appreciation Exhibition (nat'l juried)

Philadelphia, PA


Visual Arts Center Gallery

Body of Evidence

Visual Arts Center, Richmond, VA


AIGA Grade 6 Awards 2011 (juried)

Virginia Historical Society

Richmond, VA


Richmond Illustrator’s Annual Juried Show

Ghostprint Gallery

Richmond, VA


Applied Arts Magazine Winners Exhibition (int'l juried)

Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Word Play (national juried)

Scene Metrospace, Detroit, Michigan

Gallery5, Richmond, VA

Art at 12, Boston, MA

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