Cynthia Escalante

Cynthia Escalante

Brooklyn, NY, US

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Cynthia is a multidisciplinary designer from the US/MEX border region, currently residing in Brooklyn. Her work explores the intersection of architecture and graphic design, aiming to connect people with design.


Ultravirgo, Brooklyn, NY, US, Graphic Designer

Collaborated with the art director to create visual concepts and systems for
humanitarian and for-good organizations, guided by strategy and research.
Developed a wide range of communication assets—from concept development to final deliverables. This included print and digital materials, websites, social media graphics, merchandise, books/zines, motion graphics, data visualization, and exhibitions.
Engaged actively during the strategy development phase.
Art-directed illustrators, photographers, and other third-party collaborators.
Prepared and led client presentations and workshops.
Planned and developed social media images/content to promote the studio’s work.

Mar 2021 - Dec 2022

LMNOP Design, San Francisco, CA, US, Graphic Designer

Worked alongside the design and fabrication teams to propose creative solutions that revitalized public and community spaces in San Francisco.
Assisted in design projects through the production of renderings, 3D modeling, and creation/implementation of large-scale graphics for physical spaces.
Executed the studio’s re-branding initiative project.
Managed and updated the studio’s website and social media accounts.

Nov 2019 - Jul 2020

Cheng + Snyder, Oakland, CA, US, Environmental Graphic Designer

Designed the way-finding system and the interior/exterior environmental graphics for Kresge College - USSC’s architectural renovation led by Studio Gang.
Communicated with the architecture team to produce the artwork’s technical and installation drawings following ADA compliance.

Feb 2019 - Jan 2020

City of Sunland Park, Sunland Park, NM, US, City Planner

Organized events for the community to engage in the development of the City’s Master Plan.
Advised the community and governing bodies on the use of land resources.
Presented the department’s development projects to the Planning and Zoning Commission for review and approval.

Oct 2016 - Aug 2017

Silver Springs Pool & Spa, El Paso, TX, US, Landscape Designer

Met with clients to develop designs for residential pool & landscape projects.
Conducted site visits to oversee construction development.
Designed spaces in 3D software to present to the client.
Produced technical drawings for city permits and building contractors.

May 2016 - Oct 2016


California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, US, Masters, MFA Design

Sep 2017 - May 2020

Texas Tech University, El Paso, TX, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Sep 2014 - May 2016

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