Hello, I’m Juliana Castro Varón, a designer interested in internet freedom and language. I’m currently the Senior Designer at Access Now. I’m also the founder of ⇲Cita Press, an open-access publisher of feminist books. Click here to see all of my design projects.

In 2021, I’ll be on the program committee for ⇲RightsCon’s Futures, Fictions and Creativity and will be speaking at the College Art Association conference in the panel Digital Resistance: Emerging Technologies as Tools for Design Activism. Before, I’ve been a speaker at art, design and technology events and institutions in Portugal, Spain, Colombia and the US. In the past, I received a Fulbright Scholarship for the Arts, 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. With Cita Press, I represented Colombia in the Iberoamerican Design Biennal in Matadero Madrid and won and was shortlisted for a couple of design awards. ⇲AIGA’s Eye on Design called Cita “a genius platform” “dedicated to good design.” I’m trilingual, enjoy tech and design exercises that involve languages and translation, and keep a collection of feelings English doesn’t have. Since the pandemic, I have left Brooklyn and I’m now based in Bogota.

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

Recent publications: ⇲Illustrations for La Nación, ⇲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: ⇲AIGA Eye on Design, ⇲AdobeXD, ⇲It’s Nice That, ⇲KCRW’s Here Be Monsters[PODCAST], ⇲Del Segundo Sexo, ⇲CBC’s Spark[PODCAST], ⇲AIGA’s Design Diary, ⇲Site of the Day on Typewolf, ⇲Kriteria

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