Assistant Professor of Communication Design
, Art, Media and Technology
Pablo Medina is a designer, artist, teacher, builder, filmmaker, photographer, lover, traveler, dancer and cyclist. With his interest and study of 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 thirteen years, he has run his own multi-disciplinary graphic design studio called Cubanica that is located in the heart of the East Village 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 is Assistant Professor of Communication Design at Parsons the New School for Design and has taught there for the past thirteen years. He has also taught at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and at California College of the Arts (CCA). In 1999, his typeface designs were exhibited in the Design Triennial exhibition at the Smithsonian’s Cooper Hewitt Museum.
lettering, hand-painted signage, typography, street art