Pino Trogu

Pino Trogu
Associate Professor
Graphic Design / Industrial Design Interdisciplinary
(415) 338-1954
Building: Humanities
Room Number: 248
Office Hours: 
Tuesday: 1:30 pm-3:00 pm
Thursday: 1:30 pm-3:00 pm


Pino Trogu is Associate Professor of Information Design. He teaches data visualization, drawing, and letterpress. In 2017–2018 he was a visiting scholar at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), the Netherlands, conducting research on bio-inspired design and transformable origami structures (meta-materials). He was a Fulbright scholar to the Rhode Island School of Design, where he received his Master of Fine Arts in 1985. His recent publications include: “Giorgio Scarpa’s Model of a Sea Urchin Inspires New Instrumentation”, Leonardo, MIT Press, 52.2 (2019); “Counting But Losing Count: the Legacy of Otto Neurath’s Isotype Charts”, Visible Language, 52.2 (2018); and “The Landscape of the Physical Book: Space and Memory in the Printed Page”, TXT, Amsterdam University Press (2018).
Data visualization, bio-inspired design, drawing, letterpress & bookbinding.