ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Scott Laserow is a full Professor of Graphic and Interactive Design at Temple University, Tyler School of Art, in Philadelphia, PA, USA where he has taught for over 28 years. His curriculum includes both traditional graphic design; branding, identities, page layout, packaging, posters, and emerging technologies; animation, augmented reality, digital publication, tablet applications, and website design and development.
For over thirty years, Scott has brought his unique approach to graphic design in the form of print, web, interactive design, and animation. Between Scott’s client work and poster design, he has won over 75 prestigious national and international awards, been featured in over 60 publications, and included in over 60 exhibitions in 16 countries, all peer-reviewed. Since 2004, Scott has focused increasingly on posters as a design challenge and an instrument of social change. Since he started creating posters, he has been involved in many social, environmental, and political causes. Scott’s posters have appeared in numerous international publications and exhibitions, many have received international awards and are in permanent collections worldwide. Scott has also refereed and judged various international poster competitions.
Natalia Delgado Avila, Ph.D.
Design strategist and educator with more than 15 years of experience in her field, Natalia has a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Communication Design, a Master’s Degree in Science and Arts for Design from the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, and a Ph.D. in Arts Education from the University of Victoria.
Natalia has shared her original design process and vision in conferences and workshops around the world. She’s been the recipient of numerous awards and juried some of the top international poster competitions. Her work has been exhibited in more than 100 locations and published in multiple magazines, websites, and books.
She worked as a consultant and facilitator for the international non-profit organization Posters for Tomorrow and helped to develop the curriculum and program design for the United Nations Funded Draw Me Democracy! Project. She is a co-founder of Poster Poster, a virtual community that celebrates the power and influence of posters in our culture. Her interest in contemporary social issues has been a critical element in Natalia’s work, which emphasizes the importance of considering design in its historical, social, and cultural contexts. She currently resides and teaches in Montreal, Canada.