Juliana Castro Varón is an award-winning Colombian designer interested in design ethics, internet freedom, media theory, and language. She’s currently the Senior Designer at Access Now.

Juliana is a Fulbright scholarship recipient and the founder of ⇲Cita Press, an open-access design project publishing feminist books⇲AIGA’s Eye on Design called Cita “a genius platform” “dedicated to good design.” Juliana cares about a human rights-respecting use of design and technology. She has been a speaker at art, design and technology events and institutions in Portugal, Spain, Colombia and the US. Juliana has worked for the Berkman Klein Center for the Internet at Harvard University, the Visual Arts Center in Austin, the Guggenheim Museum in NY and the contemporary art institution NC-arte, in Bogota. She holds an MFA in Design from the School of Design and Creative Technologies at the University of Texas at Austin, and completed her undergraduate education in Graphic Design at the National University of Colombia and the Politecnico di Torino in Italy. In English, Juli is pronounced “who-li.” Juli is trilingual and enjoys tech and design exercises that involve languages and translation.

Design projects: SEE GALLERY ⇲The world is ending and sickness is real but at least we have, ⇲Should I leave home during the coronavirus outbreak, ⇲Feelings English doesn’t have, ⇲A fake Wikipedia bands project⇲“AI” art statements generator⇲A dating app for single socks, ⇲Doodles archive

Writing: ⇲Urgency Reader at Yale’s Odds and Ends Art Book Fair, ⇲Love Letter to Friendship – Desk Lunch, ⇲An essay on failure and creativity for The Creative Independent

Selected press: ⇲KCRW’s Here Be Monsters – Body of Water Comic [PODCAST], ⇲Entrevista – Libros libres escritos por mujeres, ⇲On Failure – An Interview on CBC’s Spark [PODCAST] ⇲Cita – AIGA’s Design Diary, ⇲Site of the Day on Typewolf, ⇲Los 12 mejores ganadores de los Premios de Diseño Latinoamericanos

Say hello: ⇲Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, ⇲Are.na, ⇲Github, ⇲Email