Antonio Castro H. teaches graphic design at the University of Texas at El Paso, where he is an associate professor in the Department of Art. He received a BFA in graphic design and printmaking from UTEP, and an MFA in visual communications from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. Prior to teaching, he was a designer with MithoffBurton Inc. in El Paso, and a senior designer/art director at Parham Santana Design in New York City.
Professor Castro’s work has received numerous awards and been exhibited widely, including at the International Poster Biennial in Bolivia, the Biennial Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition, the International Poster Biennial in Mexico (BICM), the 2016 Golden Bee International Poster Exhibition in Moscow, and the traveling exhibition Graphic Advocacy: International Posters for the Digital Age 2001–2012. He has been a guest lecturer at several of these events and served as a member of the International Jury for the Mexican Biennial (BICM) and most recently he acted as a juror at the 2018 Global Talent Design Festival in Taiwan. He is a co-founder and co-organizer of Posters Without Borders, an invitational poster exhibition featuring work from internationally recognized designers. His work has been featured in several design publications, including the Print Regional Design Annual and Graphis.
His experience covers a wide range of design expertise, including packaging, graphic identity, posters, illustration, and more. He has designed several books, and has collaborated with his father, the esteemed artist Antonio Castro L., for a successful series of children’s books for Cinco Puntos Press in El Paso.
Antonio Castro lives in El Paso with his family.