Designer, educator, producer, artist, innovator, experimenter, and creative thinker with experience in designing and managing creative projects. I thrive when I can apply creative processes of design thinking, systemic thinking, team-project ideation, prototyping, and social innovation. For the past few years, I have been growing my 3D motion graphics skills working primarily in Cinema 4D, Redshift, After Effects, and have recently started on Unreal Engine for VR applications and virtual production.

I was born in Chicago and raised between Nuevo Laredo, Mexico & Laredo, Texas. I am bilingual, and bicultural, and live and work in Mexico City teaching design technology to high school students. The courses I designed and taught are Industrial Design, Prototyping & Fabrication; Transmedia & Creative Technology; and Video Production.

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2021 Masters in Design Studies (MDes), Thesis: Immersive Technologies in Design Education, Centro de Diseño, Cine y Television, Mexico City
2002 Texas Teaching Certification (Art & Technology Applications), Texas A&M International University
1999 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Concentration in New Media/Transmedia Art), The University of Texas at Austin

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3D Motion Design, Branding, Communications Design, Design, Design Thinking, Innovation, Print Design, Prototyping, Research, Sound Design, Storytelling, Systemic Thinking, Video Production

3D Printer, Ableton, After Effects, Audition, Cinema 4D, Custom Art Framing, HTC Vive Pro, Illustrator, In Design, Laser Cutter, Photoshop, Power Tools, Premier, Redshift, Rokoko, Woodwork, Silkscreen

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Travel & Language

International Work and Travel: Worked in the United States, the Republic of South Korea, and Mexico; traveled to 26 countries
Languages: English and Spanish; fluent, written, and oral

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Professional Work Experience

Director of Innovation
St. Michael’s Catholic Academy/St. Gabriel’s Catholic School, Austin, Texas

Upper School IB MYP & DP & AP Art & Design Technology Teacher
American School Foundation Mexico City (ASF), Ciudad de México, México

Communications and Marketing Director
American School of Puerto Vallarta (ASPV), Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, México

Upper School IB MYP & DP Design Technology Teacher
Taejon Christian International School (TCIS), Daejeon, South Korea

Assistant Director of Communications
Division of Student Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin

Publications and New Media Coordinator
Community Relations Department, Pflugerville ISD, Pflugerville, Texas

Communications Specialist
Communications Department, United ISD, Laredo, Texas

Publications Design Coordinator
Office of Public Affairs, Marketing and Information Services, Texas A&M International University, Laredo, Texas

Secondary Art Teacher
Los Obispos Middle School / Trautmann Middle School, United ISD, Laredo, Texas

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Select Conferences, Art, and Project Management

North American Graduate Design Forum
Presented research work on my teaching practice organized by CENTRO, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, and Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Mexico City

7th International Conference on Advances in Education (ADVED)
Presented (virtual) case study research article, Immersive Technology as a Creative Tool for Critical Design and Enhanced Research Methods in Educational Design Programs, Istambul, Turkey

Relating Systems Thinking and Design (RSD9) Symposia
Presented an academic research poster on The Effects of Street Vendors on Urban Mobility Systems. Ahmedabad, India

Presented “Escenas Del Centenario”
Museo Interactivo De Economia (MIDE) in Mexico City, Commissioned by MEXIC-Arte Museum in Austin, Texas, and MIDE in Mexico City

Curator for the 14th Young Latino Artists Exhibition (YLA 14)
Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, Texas

Panelist for “Transformative Journeys: A Symposium”
Symposium that discussed how migrating to another country affected the lives and artwork of the participating artists. Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum. Austin, Texas

Arts For Everyone
Served as a board member at the non-profit that brought training and educational programming to underserved rural communities in South Texas. Encinal, TX, USA

Sound Alternative Space for Contemporary Art, Laredo, Texas

Marketing and Entertainment Coordinator
AutMus Fest, Texas A&M International University, Laredo, Texas

Museum Gallery Coordinator
Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, Texas

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Selected Exhibitions/Performances

  • Daejeon Foreign, Ssangli Gallery, Daejeon, Republic of South Korea
  • Escenas del Centenario, Museo Interactivo de Economia (MIDE), México Distrito Federal, México
  • HEIR Today, Gone Tomorrow, Mexican American Cultural Center (MACC), Austin, Texas, USA
  • Y.EAST2, Cheer Up Charlie, Austin, Texas, USA
  • Y.EAST, Cheer Up Charlie, Austin, Texas, USA
  • Promises of Independence & Revolution: Artists Interpreting Mexico, Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, Texas
  • Consensus of Taste, Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, Texas, USA -Catalog-
  • Viewfinder: New images by Texas artists, Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, Texas, USA
  • Viewfinder, Fotofest, Houston, Texas, USA -Fotofest 2010 Bicentennial Catalog-
  • Paper Not Punishment, Sound Alternative Space for Contemporary Art, Laredo, Texas, USA
  • Ay, My Heart!, Sound Alternative Space for Contemporary Art, Laredo, Texas, USA
  • Ha__&__lF, Centro Cultural Nuevo Laredo, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, México
  • First Annual Sound Experimental Film Festival, Sound Alternative Space for Contemporary Art, Laredo, Texas, USA
  • Fractions, Texas A&M International University, Fine Arts Gallery, Laredo, Texas, USA
  • Palo, audio/video installation, Body Mechanics Space, Austin, Texas, USA
  • Splitting Aguas, Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, Texas, USA
  • Klone, performance in collaboration with Bruno Rendon and Cesar Casso, Escarabajo, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, México
  • NUM (New Urban Mass), performance collaboration with Alejandro Chapa, MACC (Mexican American Cultural Center), Austin, Texas, USA
  • Eighteen, published book by students from Transmedia department under the direction of professor Ella Gant, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA
  • Many Happy Returns, art exhibition inside racquetball courts, Rec Sports Center, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA
  • Art Student, annual exhibition, Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA
  • A Moment of Tension in Five Minutes, Movements Gallery, performance colaboration with Alejandro Chapa, Austin, Texas, USA
  • Welcome, multimedia installation sculpture, Fine Arts building room 3.433, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA
  • Metamorfosis, 4th C-21 group exhibition, Austin Visual Arts Association Gallery, Austin, Texas, USA
  • Ser Microscópico, 3rd C-21 group exhibition, Ellos Gallery, Austin, Texas, USA
  • Communion, A Cultural Event, Ramos Studio, Austin, Texas, USA
  • Initial Optic Transmission, 2nd C-21 group exhibition, C-21 Studios, Austin, Texas, USA
  • Implant, 1st C-21 group exhibition, La Casa de la Cultura, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, México
  • Young Latino Artists, MEXIC-Arte Museum, Austin, Texas, USA
  • 1ra Exposición Juventud Creativa, Antes 30, Parque Fundidora-Bodega Turbo Sopladores, Monterrey, Nuevo León, México
  • De aquí para alla, y de alla para aca, Technológico de Monterrey, Monterrey, Nuevo León, México