Hello! I’m Juliana Castro Varón, the author of Papel sensible; a designer interested in how digital interfaces shape the ways we communicate with each other and with machines. I’m the founder of the open-source library Cita Press, sponsored by Educopia and funded by the Mellon Foundation. I’m also the Senior Designer at the global digital rights organization Access Now.

I care about language, networks, and inclusive design. Recently, I wrote about the language of attention and care and created web “generators” for optimism and apologies. In the past, I received a Fulbright Scholarship, worked for the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University, the VAC in Austin, the Guggenheim Museum in NY and the contemporary art institution NC-arte, in Bogotá. With Cita Press, I won a Latin American Design Award and represented Colombia in the Iberoamerican Design Biennal. I enjoy taking walks, collaborating with friends, doodling, and growing my collection of words English doesn’t have.

Recent publications: Shifter 25 – On Wasting Time | Are.na – Tenderness shares a root with attention | The Legacy Press – Making Impressions | Urgency Reader | Essay – The Creative Independent

Press: AIGA Eye on Design | AdobeXD | It’s Nice That | KCRW’s Here Be Monsters | Del Segundo Sexo | CBC’s Spark | AIGA’s Design Diary | Site of the Day on Typewolf | Kriteria

Say hello: Twitter | Instagram | LinkedIn | Are.na | Github | Email

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