Assistant Professor of Communication Design, School of Art, Media, and Technology
Pablo Medina is a designer, artist, teacher, builder, filmmaker, photographer, socializer, lover, traveler and cyclist. With his new found interest in Buddhism, he realizes that those titles are all empty labels that mean nothing. The following are some other meaningless achievements. He has an BFA in drawing and a MS in communication design from Brooklyn's Pratt Institute. Fresh out of grad school he teamed up with David Carson (one of his design heroes), and set out to infuse the design world with his flair of post-modernist typeface designs that drew from his love of Latin-American popular culture. For the past ten years, he has run his own multi-disciplinary graphic design studio called Cubanica that is located in the heart of the Tribeca neighborhood of New York City. Some clients that he has worked with include The Museum of Modern Art, Zoo York, ESPN and The New York Times. He enjoys designing fonts, posters and t-shirts and recently directed and produced an award-winning documentary film called El Play. In 1999, his typeface designs were exhibited in the Design Triennial exhibition at the Cooper Hewitt Museum. Pablo just returned from an artist-in-residence semester at California College of the Arts where he developed a series of paintings based on hand-painted signage from the Mission district in San Francisco.