designer/researcher/professor of graphic design, university of florida. interests include globalization, decoloniality, processes, social justice.

design better, live better.

diseñar mejor, vivir mejor.

portfolio networks

Design Related, by UF alumni Matt Sung and Karen Horton Request invite for portfolio Behance Network
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Icograda Design Education Manifesto 2011

My invited essay “Positioning Communication Design” begins on page 116 of the manifesto. "The Design Education Manifesto 2011 is a fruit of a 2-year-long process engaging some of the most...
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Immigration in Yucatan

It is estimated that 153,000 yucatecans immigrate. Many to neighboring Quintana Roo to work in tourism and related industries. Most immigrate to the United States from rural towns and to the west...
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WordPress Plugins

Some selected WP Plugins that I find useful.
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w3 schools

Educate yourself using W3 schools with free tutorials in all web development technologies.
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Moringa Powder Labels

A project we worked on with Impala Development Group in Swaziland to package and sell Moringa powder, which is a highly nutritional, low-cost food supplement. Prepared by the University of...
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Pricing Models

Shel Perkins on AIGA’s site. “When design firms sell work, there are several very different ways to structure the compensation. The most common formats are: Time and materials,...
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Paul Ibou

Courtesy of Aisle One. Paul Ibou is a Belgian graphic designer whose work includes 350 logos and symbols for corporations and public institutions, and in 1980 he started the publication Vorm in...
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PAPER New Leaf Paper XPDEX, paper distributor The Paper Mill Store Mohawk Paper: see their paper glossaries and other tools for designers French Paper Yupo, synthetic tree-free paper Neenah Paper...
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PAPER New Leaf Paper XPDEX, paper distributor The Paper Mill Store Mohawk Paper: see their paper glossaries and other tools for designers French Paper Yupo, synthetic tree-free paper Neenah Paper...
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10 principles of good design

by Dieter Rams from the Vitsoe website Good design is innovative Good design makes a product useful Good design is aesthetic Good design makes a product understandable Good design is unobtrusive...
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Arriving MX

This “pocket book” explores quotidian life in a region of México, the Yucatán peninsula, known predominantly for Maya culture/heritage sites and as a world-class tourist destination. My objective...
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Qué Legitimo

Collages expressing the visual landscape of Playa del Carmen, México, a city on the Riviera Maya, México. digital prints on paper / 30 x 40 cm
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Hach Kaab Honey

Exhibited at the MX09: Social Impact of Design Conference in Mexico City. This poster presents the dynamics, influences, and implications between producers (the cooperative), designers, and the...
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Dia del Migrante Yucateco

Indemaya Murals

Approximately 153,000 Yucatecans are immigrants. In 2006–2007 I worked with the Subdirección de Atención a Migrantes, a division of the Instituto para el Desarrollo de la Cultura Maya del Estado...
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Indemaya Website

A Microsite for INDEMAYA’s office that works directly with immigrants and their families in the US and Yucatán. Working with representatives and Maya constituents from INDEMAYA, my research...
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cover letters

Petrula Vrontkis writes a good article on common mistakes in cover letters and résumés, focusing on what not to do (and then how to do it). In particular, I like the idea of never starting with...
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9 Dynamic Digital Resumes That Stand Out From the Crowd

But if you know what you’re doing, and need a little inspiration, here are 10 digital resumes with some very cool visuals. via 9 Dynamic Digital Resumes That Stand Out From the Crowd.
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Dia del Migrante Yucateco

Indemaya Murals

Approximately 153,000 Yucatecans are immigrants. In 2006–2007 I worked with the Subdirección de Atención a
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Mira = Look

This book articulates the connections between the multiple (visual, conceptual, political, social, cultural, and

Type 2: HIV+

GRA3209C: Typography 2 / 3D Typography This HIV+ was placed in front of the student infirmary. Condoms were placed