CURRICULUM VITAE2016-12-05T18:37:25+00:00

Curriculum Vitae

1990 BFA with Honors and Distinctions, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
1985 Certificate in Communication Arts with Honors, San Diego City College, San Diego, CA
1982 Diploma in Technical Drawing, Escuela Secundaria Técnica Numero 1, Tijuana, Baja California, México
Grants and Fellowships
2015 McKnight Visual Artist Fellowship recipient, Minneapolis, MN
2004 Highpoint Center for Printmaking Grant, Minneapolis, MN
1995 Ohio Art Council Design Fellowship, Columbus, OH
1993 Ohio Art Council Design Fellowship, Columbus, OH
2014 People to Watch in 2014, Graphic Design USA Magazine, New York, NY
2005 The Type Directors Club, Award for the Minneapolis Institute of Arts brochure Latinization of Minneapolis’ Lake Street area, New York, NY
2004 Peter Glen Special Award for Public Services, Retail Advertising & Marketing Association.
2002 Ventures Magazine, Minority Business Award, Minneapolis, MN
1995 Hispanic Creative Awards Competition, 14 awards including 2 silver awards, New York, NY
1992 Columbus Society of Communication Arts, Creative Best Public Choice Award, Columbus, OH
2005 Newspaper Association of America, Athena Awards Multicultural judge, San José, CA
2004 Mercado Central Day of the Dead altar judge, Minneapolis, MN
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2014 Hecho in Minnesota Posters Designed By UNO Branding, Kiehle Gallery, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN
2014 Cross-cultural posters exhibition, The Consulate General of Mexico and The Cultural Institute of New York, New York, NY
2010 Ten Years of Hispanic Posters, Metropolitan State University Gordon Parks Gallery, Saint Paul, MN
2004 Stereotypes the work of UNO, Mira Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
1999 Colores Santos, Flatland Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
1997 Colores Vivos, Riverview Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
1996 A Mexican in Columbus, Doo Wack Gallery, Columbus; OH
1996 Viajes, Galería de Rosarito, Rosarito, Baja California, México
1991 Large format oil and sand paintings, Centro Cultural De Tijuana, Tijuana Baja California, México
1990 20 Years of Drawing, Río Rita Gallery, Tijuana Baja California, México
1989 Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
1985 New illustration work, San Diego City College Gallery, San Diego, CA
1980 Mis Primeros Cuadros, Tijuana Baja California, México
Solo or Collaborative Projects
2015 By the Order of Me, Ongoing public art display in Latino Neighborhoods, Minneapolis, MN
2011 Free Art, Art give-a-way in Latino neighborhoods via Twitter and Facebook messages, Twin Cities, MN
2010 Welcome to the Border, art in public spaces, Tijuana Baja California México
2009 Day of the Dead, ArtOrg, 4’ x 8’ steam roller print, Plains Museum in Fargo, ND
2002 Day of the Dead in Lake Street, 8’x 12’ mural, Grupo Soap del Corazón, Minneapolis, MN
2001 Riverview Economic Development Association, Charly Brown sculpture, Saint Paul, MN
Group Exhibitions
2015 43 Disappeared – The Iguala Mass Kidnapping, Baja California Center, Rosarito, Baja California
2011 El Milagro, Grupo Soap del Corazón, Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, MN
2007 Nuestra Frida, Art Jones Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2006 Artsourcing, An International Consortium of Outsourcing Artists, The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN
2005 Politica Ex-cárcel, Centro Cultural Ex-Cárcel, Valparaíso, Chile
2005 El Otro Americano, Instituto Chileno Norteamericano de Cultura, Valparaíso, Chile
2004 Gráfica Política, Soap del Corazón, Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis, MN
2004 Four Minnesota designers in El Paso, El Paso University Gallery, El Paso, TX
1993 Young Mexican Painters, Ambassador Galleries, New York, NY
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Minnesota Historical Society
Plains Art Museum
Centro Cultural de Tijuana
Grupo Calimax S.A. de C.V.
Selected Bibliography
2015 100 Mexicans Abroad By Guillermo Osorno for The Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2013 Lideres Latinos Oral History Project By The Minnesota History Society, St. Paul, MN
2009 Latino Minnesota By Leigh Roethke, The History of Latinos in Minnesota, Publish by Minnesota Historical Society Press
2006 Step Inside Design Magazine Interview, Frozen or on the Rocks? By Emily Potts, Dynamic Graphics, Inc.
2002 Inside the business of graphic design By Catharine M. Fishel
1996 Graphic design (on a limited budget) cutting costs creatively for the client, Rockport Publishing
Print Media
2014 Packaging Strategy Magazine, Translating brands for the Hispanic audience
1995 Adobe Magazine, Annual design
1994 Letterhead and Logo Design 3, Rockport publishers
1994 Eco Design Book, Rockport publishers
1994 New American Logo, Book of the best new logos developed in America
1993 A! Diseño Grafico, Mexican graphic design magazine
1993 How Magazine, Best of low budget graphics from around the world
1993 How Magazine, International annual of design awards
1993 Print Magazine, Regional design annual awards
1992 Visual, Graphic design magazine from Spain
1992 México en el Diseño, Mexican graphic design magazine
Publications as Author/Editor/Illustrator
2012 Hecho In Minnesota – Posters Designed By UNO Branding – Hardcover, by Luis Fitch (Author, Editor, Illustrator), Carolina Órnelas (Author)
2009 ¡Amigas Forever! – Hardcover – by Luis Fitch (Illustrator)
Lectures and Workshops*
2014 Filtros, Getting to the heart of the target audiences – St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN
2014 My Portfolio History – MCAD and BrandLab
2013 Universidad Autónoma de Baja California (UABC) Simposium – Tijuana Baja California, México
2013 Universidad del Pedregal del Sur – Ciudad de México
2012 The Myths and Stereotypes of Latino Culture – University of Minnesota Duluth and Labovitz School of Business, Duluth, MN*
2012 Conferencia Prodiseño – Tampico, México *
2011 Designing for the Latino Market – Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
2011 Vaseline Design – Chihuahua, México*
2010 Tipos Libres – Querétaro Tecnológico de Monterrey, Querétaro, México*
2010 Universidad del Valle Hermosillo, México*
2010 Congreso Chihuahua – Chihuahua, México*
2010 The Journey from Mexico – Minnesota College of Art & Design (MCAD), Minneapolis, MN
2009 Minneapolis University of Minnesota – Minneapolis, MN
2009 Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey – León Guanajuato, México*
2009 Blurring Lines –   Society for Environmental Graphic Design (SEGD) Annual Conference, San Diego, CA
2009 Interuniversidades – Ciudad Obregón, México*
2009 AIGA Y14 – San Diego, CA*
2008 Minneapolis National Association of Latino Arts
2008 a! Conference – San Luis Potosí, México
2008 GAIN – American Institute of Graphic Arts, New York, NY
2007 Hispanic Marketing 101 – Minnesota American Marketing Association, Minneapolis, MN
2007 The Hispanic Portfolio, Miami Ad School, Minneapolis, MN
2006 Advertising to the Latino Market – Minnesota Advertising Federation, Minneapolis, MN
2006 Hispanic Design – Minnesota AIGA – Minneapolis, MN
2005 Texas University of Texas – El Paso, TX
2004 MN American Marketing Association, Minneapolis, MN
2003 7th Annual Hispanic Marketing Midwest Conference, Hispanic retail strategy: Avanza Supermarket case study, Minneapolis, MN
2003 Newspaper Association of America, Understanding the Latino acculturation process, San José, CA
2002 American Institute of Graphic Arts, Minneapolis, Hispanic 101, Minneapolis, MN
2001 5th Annual Hispanic Marketing Midwest Conference, blending Latino cultural influences with contemporary communication strategies
2010 Latino Art: A Community Vision, a co-production of TPT MN Channel, the MN Humanities Center and the MN CLAC, Minneapolis, MN
2009 Opening titles design for Life (Part 2) PBS TV show about aging, Minneapolis, MN
Art Licensing
Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Checks in the Mail, Inc.
Precidio, Inc.
Creative Expressions
Thermo-Serv, LTD
Garven, LLC
Harvest House Publishers
Wish Licensing, LLC
Raz Imports, Inc.
Robert Kaufman Co., Inc.
Seasonal Specialties, LLC
Santa Barbara Design Studio
Arctic Circle Enterprises, LLC
David Textiles, Inc.
Loloi Rugs
Design Design, Inc.
Barbara Design Ceramics, Inc.
Baum Bros Imports, Inc.
Clarke American Checks, Inc.