Tania Alvarez Zaldivar (Mexico City, 1985) is a digital artist, typographer, and graphic designer with a multidisciplinary profile focused on programming, procedural design, visual communication, industrial design and applied arts. She earned international academic experience by attending art schools and universities in Vancouver (CA), Montreal (CA), Mexico City (MX), Sao Paulo (BR), Barcelona (ES) and The Hague (NL). She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Concordia University, and two Master's degrees in Type Design —awarded by EINA in Barcelona, and The Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague. Her professional career began in Barcelona where she was trained by typographer Joan Carles Casasin (Base Design/Baselab) and collaborated with graphic design studios like Lo Siento, Mucho, and visual artist Raquel Quevedo — with whom she shares a 2012 Laus Award in the category of Alphabet Design. In addition, her work has been published and exhibited internationally. In 2013, Zaldivar started her own studio in Mexico City were she developed a professional graphic design practice, earning clients in the areas of product design, architecture, art, cultural institutions and hospitality. In 2017, she left Mexico for Yale School of Art's Graphic Design MFA program. As part of her research, she engaged with Yale's Architecture School and shifted her interests towards the conceptualization of surface design in three-dimensional mediums, an experience that enabled her to also experiment with digital fabrication processes. In October of 2019 she resumes her professional practice as a graphic designer residing in Mexico City. Aside from continuing her practice in the area of visual communication, she currently develops applied arts as a strong complement to her visual literacy skills.
May, 31 — lecture «Graphic Design as Volume» (on English with Russian translation).