Endowed Associate Professor of Graphic Design
University of Arkansas
Gaby Hernández is a Costa Rican designer, researcher, and educator, currently working as Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at the University of Florida. Her national and international research and creative practice navigate various fields that are interconnected—social design, community-based design, design research, horizontality, decoloniality, identity, and antiracism—and their relation with design pedagogy. Her work has been disseminated and published widely in multiple national and international conferences, summits, and design journals. Her Latina identity and her expertise in decentering traditional design canons and context-based design, have strongly informed her numerous AIGA leadership roles, including five years of service for the AIGA Design Educators Steering Committee and the AIGA Diversity and Inclusion Task Force. She is currently working on self-exploratory and auto-ethnographic identity practices through visual storytelling and visual essaying.