About Ellen Julia Christensen



Assistant Professor


School of DesignCollege of Liberal and Creative Arts

Office Hours: 

Thursday: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm



At SF State Since:



During The COVID 19 Campus Closure, Ellen Is Conducting All Advising Appointments Via Zoom. Schedule An Appointment And We Will Send A Zoom Link.

Ellen Christensen is an Assistant Professor of Visual Communication Design. She holds an MFA in Graphic Design from Rhode Island School of Design and a BA in American Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. Drawing from an undergraduate cultural and urban studies concentration within the American Studies major at Berkeley, she is interested in the visualization of power imbalances. Her research primarily focuses on community, placemaking, and experimental mapping. Her design practice includes editorial, identity, and information design. Prior to joining the faculty at SFSU, she taught at Boston University, Clark University, and Tufts University.