Hello! I’m Juliana Castro Varón. I’m a US-based Colombian graphic designer, Fulbright scholar and graduate student at the University of Texas at Austin. During summer 2017 I will be working in the Graphics Department of the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. My current research addresses intellectual property issues with a particular focus on open-licensed art digital collections. I completed my undergraduate education at the National University of Colombia and at the Politecnico di Torino in Italy. I have mostly worked in contemporary art institutions and digital advertising agencies in Colombia and the US. Also, I doodle! If you think I might fit in a project or just want to say hi, please find me on social media  @juliacastrov or write to me to julianacastrovar@gmail.com. I speak English, Spanish, Italian and Emoji, so feel free to drop me a line in any language. To learn more about my current research on IP and online collections please visit www.homeandmuseum.com.

 

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CV

Education

The University of Texas at Austin – MFA in Design – Portfolio in Museum Studies (2016-2018)

Universidad Nacional de Colombia – BFA in Graphic Design – (2009-2014)

Politecnico di Torino – Study Abroad in Design and Visual Communication – (2012-2013)

 

Selected Achievements

Fulbright Scholarship for the Arts, 2016 – 2018

Hilla Rebay Graduate Summer Intern – Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 2017

Bruton Continuing Fellowship Award, College of Fine Arts, UT Austin 2017

Prestigious Supplement Award, UT Austin, 2016

Honor Scholarship for academic excellence, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, 2011-2013

Study Abroad Fellowship – Italy, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, 2012

Full Scholarship for college studies. PAES – Best High School Colombian Students, 2009

 

Experience

Teaching Assistant for Interaction Design (Prof. James Walker) – The University of Texas at Austin (2017)

Digital Fellow at The Visual Arts Center – The University of Texas at Austin (2016-2017)

Graphic Designer and Digital Editor – NC-arte, Contemporary Art Foundation, Bogotá (2014-2016)

Senior Editor at Contenidos El Rey – Digital Advertising Agency, Bogotá (2013-2014)

 

Events

Art Memes, Open Licenses and How to Embrace them – Emerging Innovators Forum, American Alliance of Museums Meeting, St. Louis, 2017

The Imaginary Museum Drawing workshop – Bogotá’s International Book Fair, Centro de Memoria Histórica de Colombia (CMHC), Bogotá, 2015

 

Fluent in English and Italian. Native in Spanish. Experienced in Blender 3D, Corel Draw Pro, Microsoft Suite, HTML, CSS and Adobe Creative Suite for design, bookmaking, video-editing, and animation.

 

Contact

julianacastrovar@gmail.com / +737 202 6676 / @juliacastrov

 

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Licencia de Creative Commons Except when stated differently, all work under CC-BY-SA.

 

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