Marja Seliger is Professor of Graphic Design Research at Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture.
Her doctoral dissertation (2008) was a research about visual rhetoric in outdoor advertising. Currently she continues to research graphic design and visual communication in multidisciplinary projects combining design research, communication studies, sustainability and visual culture. She teaches graphic design and supervises doctoral students at Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture.
Marja Seliger has an extensive working experience as a professional graphic designer in Finland and abroad. She worked over six years as a UNESCO graphics and production expert in educational projects in Africa and in the Caribbean region. In 1990’s she led the graphic design department in Edita, a Finnish printing and publishing house.
In 2001 Marja Seliger was employed by the University of Lapland to start a Graphic Management Masters’ of Art programme. She was an acting professor of graphic design at the University of Lapland and since 2009 a graphic design researcher at the Aalto University.
Marja Seliger is the vice-president of Grafia, the Association of Professional Graphic Designers in Finland.
Research projects and publications: