Camila Afanador-Llach is an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at Florida Atlantic University, USA. She teaches courses on typography, animation, interaction design, and information design. In her work, she imagines futures for graphic design education and practice by exploring relationships between design practice, humanistic inquiry, and historical research. She Co-Directs “The Arquin Slide Collection Digitization Project: Preserving the Heritage of Latin America”, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, to create an interactive, searchable database of FAU’s collection of Florence Arquin’s slides of her travels around the world and in particular Central and South America. Afanador-Llach also presents and publishes research related to design pedagogy. Her book chapter “Motion in Graphic Design: Interdisciplinary References for Teaching” was included in the book Theory and Practice of Motion Design: Critical Perspectives and Professional Practice (2018).
Born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia, Camila Afanador-Llach holds a 5-year degree in Industrial Design from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana and an MFA in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design. Before her academic career, she worked as an in-house web and editorial designer in Bogotá and for a branding and design firm in Boston, MA.