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Gaby Hernández

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An Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at University of Houston—Downtown, Gaby is a multidisciplinary graphic designer, researcher, and educator. Her MFA Creative Project explored ways to visualize the story of the Women’s Association of Chira Island, Costa Rica, through time, space, and voice. She incorporated the D4D methodology into her research and fieldwork practice to explore different ways we can work with community groups. To learn more about her creative project, visit this page. She received her Master in Fine Arts in Graphic Design from the University of Florida.

Gaby believes that graphic design can change people’s life, leverage social change and development, and support entrepreneurship. It is a discipline that can improve systems, information, and the way we communicate, employing a good story as anchor to encourage empathy, and concentrating in the end-user and its context.

She has professional and academic experience in design research, information design, ethnography, mass communication, marketing, and audiovisual and print production. She works as an art director, design researcher and information designer across disciplines, cultures, and contexts, in addition to teaching at UHD and serving as an integral member of D4D.

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