Marianna Kafaridou is an Associate Professor at the Department of Design and Multimedia of the University of Nicosia. She has also served as a part-time faculty at the Cyprus University of Technology. She holds a Masters Degree in Education, B(A) Degree in Visual Communications, H.T.I Diploma in Civil Engineering and a Diploma in Dance Studies.
She has served as an Acting Head of the Department for seven years. She presented her research at academic international conferences. Her research interests include design education and learning theories, sustainable and corporate design.
She is a practicing graphic artist and active in commercial design work. She has also represented Cyprus in European Art Festivals, and her artwork has been accepted in International Art Festivals locally and abroad.