Hello, I’m Juliana Castro Varón, a Colombian graphic designer interested in design ethics, internet freedom, media theory and language. I currently work at Access Now, where I help the advocacy team fight towards a human rights-respecting use of technology. I am also the founder of Cita Press, a feminist open access design project and digital publisher, which received a Latin American Design Award and was part of Mozilla Open Leaders.

doodle, make websites, and all sorts of design thingies from a fake Wikipedia bands project to an “AI” art statements generator and a dating app for single socks. Recently I wrote about failure and creativity for The Creative Independent, and in Spanish about traveling and scholarships . You can watch my TtW19 talk about machine translation, humor, and diversity here, starting on 14:30.

I am a Fulbright Scholar and hold an MFA from the University of Texas at Austin. Before joining Access Now, I worked at the Harvard Open Access Project at the Berkman Klein Center for the Internet at Harvard University. Before that, I worked for NC-arte, interned at the Graphic Design Department of the Guggenheim, studied at the National University of Colombia and the Politecnico di Torino in Italy, and got a medal in a national diving competition. I also speak three languages and juggle.

Upcoming and recent events include Internet Freedom Fest, Valencia, April 1-5, Theorizing the Web, April 12 & 13, New York, Creative Commons Global Summit, Lisbon, May 9-11, RightsCon, Tunis, June 11-14 (Attend!), Maintainers III: Practice, Policy and Care,  DC, October 6-9 (Attend!)

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