Curriculum Vitae

Mexican Teacher and Information Designer. Graduate student and researcher at Simon Fraser University with a BA from Universidad de las Américas Puebla and ten years of international professional experience.

Promoter of Do Good Design, with a particular interest in helping people take advantage of technological discoveries to get the most out of the information surrounding them while contributing to digital literacy and social development. Always up to date on new technologies, security, and wearable devices. I love reading, writing, and any gadget that adapts naturally to our everyday life.


Education

Master of Arts (In progress),
Current GPA 4.25/4.33
School of Interactive Arts and Technology, Simon Fraser University (SFU), Canada, 2021–Present

  • Researcher at the Digital Health Circle lab directed by Dr. Sylvain Moreno

BA Visual Information Design,
Magna Cum Laude (9.7/10)
Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLAP), Mexico, 2012

  • Academic scholarship holder

Teaching

Teaching Assistant,
School of Interactive Arts and Technology, 2022–Present
Simon Fraser University, Canada

Adjunct Professor,
School of Architecture and Design, 2016–Present
Universidad Anáhuac Puebla, Mexico

  • Courses: Digital Media, Visual Information Systems (in English), and Web Page Design
  • Supervision of students presenting their final projects to achieve a BA in Graphic Design

Research

Research Assistant,
Digital Health Circle, 2022
Simon Fraser University, Canada

  • Supervised by Dr. Sylvain Moreno
  • Research on the impact of wearable technologies on the brain

Honors

  • Teaching Excellence Award,
    Universidad Anáhuac Puebla, 2020
  • Gifted Citizen (Transformando Puebla),
    Ciudad de las Ideas “The Magic of If.”, 2012
  • Chairman, Students Board,
    UDLAP, 2011–2012
  • Student Advisory Council member,
    UDLAP, 2011–2012

Grants

  • Graduate Fellowship Funding,
    SFU, 2021
  • Mitsubishi Corporation Scholars scholarship,
    UDLAP, 2012

Speaking

  • “Diseño de Información y su aplicación en la web” [Information Design and its application on the web],
    IEU Universidad. Puebla, Mexico, 2017
  • “Seguridad en línea y por qué debe importarte” [Online safety and why it should matter to you],
    El Patio de Atrás. Puebla, Mexico, 2015

Academic Initiatives

  • IBM Educathon, Advocate Teacher,
    IBM Digital Badge Program, 2020
  • Organizer, International Visual Information Design Congress EXID,
    Universidad de las Américas Puebla, 2012
    • More than 250 national professional and student attendees

Work

Sr. Designer/Developer,
Enigma Diseño, 2015–2021

  • Lead, research, design, and develop online content platforms and e-commerce sites
  • Development and production of typographic fonts
  • Research, design, and implementation of branding and corporate design

Web & Design Lead,
FH Servicios Creativos, Fundación Elena Poniatowska Amor, 2013–2015

  • Create strategic design and advertisement projects
  • Maintain the digital archive of the renowned Mexican writer. Use it for social media assets

Campus Rep,
Apple Education Mexico, 2011–2012

  • Developed programs in which more than 1,800 students learned how to use technological devices to improve their academic performance
  • Founded a Student Organization with a reliable network of students compromised with social and academic development through Apple technologies on their campus

Awards

  • Bienal Iberoamericana de Diseño (finalist),
    Enigma Diseño, Font developer, 2020
    GMX, Official font of Mexico’s government; Indivisa, Typographic system of La Salle
  • Latin American Design Awards (silver),
    Enigma Diseño, Font developer, 2019
    GMX, Official font of Mexico’s government; Indivisa, Typographic system of La Salle
  • Diseña México, National Design Award (best typography),
    Enigma Diseño, Font developer, 2019
    GMX, Official font of Mexico’s government
  • Diseña México, National Design Award (absolute winner),
    Enigma Diseño, Font developer, 2018
    Indivisa, Typographic system of La Salle university network
  • México Unido Contra la Delincuencia, National Poster Award (silver),
    Personal, 2009

Publications

  • Columnist, writer,
    La Catarina, UDLAP, 2012
    Student’s weekly newspaper
    • Weekly column: Digital Storytelling, Digital Content, Physical and Digital books
    • Bi-weekly article on Latin-American Art and Design

Exhibits

  • Los Alegros Piantados,
    Temporal exhibit, UDLAP, 2009

E-Learning

  • Learn to program: The fundamentals,
    University of Toronto [Coursera], 2015
  • Computer Science 101,
    Stanford Online [Lagunita], 2015
  • Design Thinking Action Lab,
    Stanford Online [Coursera], 2014
  • Statistics One,
    Princeton [Coursera], 2013
  • Human-Computer Interaction, With distinction,
    Stanford Online [Coursera], 2012

Languages

  • Spanish (Native)
  • English (Proficient): TOEFL iBT 114/120
  • Japanese (Pre-intermediate)
  • French, Portuguese (Basic)

Skills

Information Design, Human-Computer Interaction, Human-Centered Design, coding, education, data visualization, typography, public speaking, social responsibility.


Interests

Wearable and embodied computing, speculative design, tracking devices and sensors, privacy, physical/digital narratives, surveillance, digital literacy, data inheritance, data visualization, interaction.