Ed.D. Argosy University
Higher Education Organizational Leadership
MFA, California College of the Arts
UC Davis University Extension
Graphic Design & Print Production
BS, University of California, Davis
BA, University of California, Davis
Publishing and Book Design
Digital Illustration for Graphic Design 1
Trained in environmental design and graphic design, Adriana has been in the design industry since 1994 and in design education since 2005. Her professional experience includes working as an Art Director and Graphic Designer for UC Davis, a Principal and Creative Director for Cultura Design, LLP, and a Landscape and Urban Designer for CoDesign, Inc. Her studio practice has ranged from work for clients such as UC Davis, Sutter Health, Center for the Art of Translation, California Arts Council, to self-initiated projects. She has designed more than 1000 publications throughout her professional career. Her current professional work focuses on editorial design and digital publishing.
Adriana considers design a powerful tool to promote the social good. Consequently, she believes everyone ought to be trained in design and visual literacy. She seeks to help students find their design voice and strengths while creating a sense of community in the classroom. Her goal is to help students develop a passion for design and ultimately succeed as citizens of the world.