Juliana Castro Varón is an award-winning Colombian designer interested in design ethics, internet freedom, media theory, and language.

Juliana is a Fulbright for the Arts alumna and the Senior Designer at Access Now, where she helps the advocacy team fight towards a human rights-respecting use of technology. Juliana is also 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.” She has been a speaker at art, design and technology events and institutions in Portugal, Spain, Colombia and the US. Before working for Access Now, Juliana worked at 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. Juliana 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.”

Selected projects: ⇲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, ⇲Urgency Reader at Yale’s Odds and Ends Art Book Fair, ⇲An essay on failure and creativity for The Creative Independent⇲A fake Wikipedia bands project⇲“AI” art statements generator⇲A dating app for single socks, ⇲Doodles archive

Selected press: ⇲KCRW’s Here Be Monsters – Body of Water Comic, ⇲Entrevista – Libros libres escritos por mujeres, ⇲Interview on CBC’s Spark, November 2019, ⇲Cita – AIGA’s Design Diary, ⇲Site of the Day on Typewolf, July, 2019, ⇲Latin American Design Award – Digital Category, Silver

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