Jorge Meza

Design Department Director (Head), Universidad Iberoamericana
Mexico, Mexico

About Jorge

Bio

Educator, Artist, Designer and Entrepreneur . Born in Mexico City in 1971

As a child, I loved drawing, playing asteroids with the Atari 2600 and programming with commodore C16. Since then my life has been an enjoyable mix of technology, design and art.

I studied Graphic Design at University Iberoamericana followed by an MFA in Visual Arts at the Academy of Fine Art “San Carlos”, both in Mexico City. After graduating from there in 1997, I went to Poland and studied Etching, Drawing and Poster Design for 2 years at the Academy of Fine Arts Jan Majteiko in Kraków.

In 2002 i became a full time professor at the Design Department of University Iberoamericana, where I have had a successful academic career in education, management and research, founding the Bachelor in Interactive Design in 2004: a new program that integrates information technologies, visual communication, interface design, programming, networks and multimedia concepts.

I was coordinator of Graphic Design (2002-2004) and Interactive Design (2004-2006). In 2006 I graduated from a Master in System Engineering and was designated chairman (Director) of the Design Department at the Universidad Iberoamericana. 3 years ago I started my PhD in Digital Art and opened my new company (www.estrategasdigitales.com).

Languages

English, Polish, Spanish

Areas of Expertise

Web Design & Development, Social Media, Design Strategy, Design Thinking, User Experience , Design Education, User Research

My TED story

Jorge Meza Aguilar is a full time professor and Head of the Design Department at Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City. He studied Graphic Design followed by a MFA in Visual Communication and a MSc in Systems Engineering. He also studied Etching, Drawing and Poster Design for two years at the Academy of Fine Arts Jan Majteiko in Kraków. He works in Innovation, Strategic Design and Digital Media fields at his own company Estrategas Digitales (www.estrategasdigitales.com). He is PHD absolvent with a research is in Digital Arts.