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Teresa Trevino

Professor Graphic Design Office Location: AD 444 Phone: (210) 841-7221

Teresa Trevino is a graphic designer and an educator. She holds an MFA on Visual Communication from the University of Houston and MA in Design, from California State University, Fullerton. She has taken workshops with Ken Garland, David Skopec, Duarte Design and Edward Tufte with an emphasis on Information Design. Her most recent publication was included in Steven Heller’s Teaching Graphic Design History. She has participated as a guest speaker and instructor in international forums in Peru, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Spain and the United States. Following her fifteen years of teaching in Monterrey, Mexico, Teresa is currently working at the University of the Incarnate Word, in San Antonio, Texas, where she has served as program coordinator in the past years and currently as Professor combining her teaching, research and design practice.

  • Master of Fine Arts. Visual Communication. University of Houston. ANUIES Scholarship. 2004.
  • Master of Arts. Graphic Design. California State University, Fullerton. Fulbright-LASPAU. 1995.
  • Bachelor of Graphic Design. Universidad de Monterrey. 1990.

University of the Incarnate Word. San Antonio, TX.
Graphic design program coordinator. 2019-Present.
Professor. Graphic design program. 2017-Present.
Associate professor. Graphic design program. 2015-Present.

Universidad Don Bosco. El Salvador, San Salvador.
Visiting professor. Graphic design graduate program. Dec. 2010.

Universidad Del Istmo. Guatemala City, Guatemala.
Visiting professor. Graphic design graduate program. 2008.

Columbia University, Teachers College. New York, NY.
Team-teaching with Dr. Judith M. Burton and Dr. Miyuki Otaka. Summer 2007 and 2008.

Universidad de Monterrey. Monterrey, N.L. Mexico.
Associate Professor. Graduate and undergraduate graphic design programs. 2004-2014.
Assistant Professor. Undergraduate graphic design program. 1992-2004.

Art Institute of Houston. Houston, TX.
Adjunct faculty. Spring 2004.

University of Houston. Houston, TX.
Teaching Assistant. 2002-2003.

  • Graphic Designer, Freelance. Since. 1990.
  • Grupo Santana. Concept identity for two restaurants of the group. 2014.
  • UDEM / FEMSA. Executive report and presentation on female talent and gender equality, 2012.
  • CEMEX Mexico. Social Responsibility Department. Communication strategy, definition, and digital presentation on sustainable development. 2012.
  • CEMEX Mexico. Social Responsibility Department. Communication strategy, definition, and digital presentation on sustainable development. 2010.
  • Grupo Maseca Mexico. Regional campaign. “Esta campana, si suena bien” 1997.
  • Holimaga Interiores. Corporate brand identity. 1994.
  • Ortiz & Otero. Advertising and Design Agency. Senior designer. 1992.
  • ABACO. Casa de Bolsa. Junior designer. 1991.
  • Midas, Originales Graficos. Design Bureau. Junior designer. 1990-1991.


Trevino, M. T. (2019). “The Impact of Design. A Final Reminder”. In Steven Heller (Ed.), Teaching Graphic Design History (pp. 186). New York: Allwoth Press.

Trevino, M.T. (2017). “We Design. Collective Efforts to Inform, Mourn and Change the World”. Communication Design. Interdisciplinary and Graphic Design Research. Special Issue: Expanded Practices in Communication Design, Research and Education. Volume 5 (1 & 2) Routledge/Taylor & Francis. ico-D. 2017.

Trevino, Teresa (2013) “Inform to Transform. Social Change through Information Graphics”. Zoo Magazine. Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola. Lima, Peru. 2013



The New Normal. International Design Congress. Design during Covid-19 times. Webinar. April 2020.

En femenino. Contando una Historia del Diseño Gráfico Equitativa. Congreso de Diseño. Universidad de Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina. 2019.

Connecting Data People and the Built Environment. Breaking Boundaries to Display Information in Non-traditional Spaces. Design Principles and Practices conference, Barcelona, Spain. 2018

Hoy mas que Nunca la Gente es Medio (Now More than Ever, People is the Medium). MX Design Conference. Universidad Iberoamericana. Mexico City. 2017.

Icons for a Better World. 3rd. International Congress. Design as Change Agent. Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola. Lima, Peru. 2015.

Inform to Transform. Social Change Through Information Graphics. 2ND. International Congress. Design as Change Agent. Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola. Lima, Peru. 2013.

The Role of a Graphic Design Student in a City in Conflict. Design Principles and Practices. International Congress. UCLA, Los Angeles, California. 2012.

Win-Win. Design Solutions from Academia to Small and Medium Enterprises. International Congress of Design and Innovation. ESDI. Escuela Superior de Diseño. Barcelona, Spain. 2010.

I am a Graphic Designer and this is what I Stand For… On Writing your Own Design Manifesto. International Forum of Graphic Design Schools. ENCUADRE. Monterrey, N.L. Mexico. 2009.

Reading the City. On Urban Typography and Meaning. Bienal Letras Latinas. International Congress of Design Schools. ENCUADRE. Veracruz, Mexico. 2006.


More than One Voice. TASA Texas Association of Schools of Art. Innovation in Uncertainty. 2020 Virtual Conference. November 2020.

People as Medium, Message and Image. Communities Working Together for a Better World. IVLA (International Visual Language Association), Chicago, Illinois. 2018.

Letting Students Design Their Own Course. AIGA Frontier, Bozeman Montana. 2016.

Is One Semester Enough to Learn About Information Design? UCDA Design Education Summit. Brookings, South Dakota State University. 2015.

  • AIGA Member. San Antonio, TX. Since 2015.
  • Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola International Board member. Design Program., Lima, Peru. Since 2014.
  • ENCUADRE. Board for ENCUADRE. National Association of Design Schools. 2008-2014.
  • AIGA Member. Houston Chapter 2001-2005.
  • Drawing
  • Visual Storytelling

2020 Excellence in the Field. Texas Association of Schools of Art Virtual Conference: Innovation in Uncertainty.

  • Drawing
  • Presentation Skills
  • Graphic Design History
  • Information graphics, visualizations, icon systems, maps, diagrams.
  • Design Education
  • GDSN 1100 Orientation to Graphic Design
  • GDSN 1390 Typography I
  • GDSN 2305 Visual Language
  • GDSN 4325 History of Comm Design
  • GDSN 4310 GD III: Information Design
  • GDSN 4310 Advanced Projects Practicum
  • GDSN 4399 Special Topics
  • GDSN 4250 AP: Interactive Design