I was raised outside of Paraguay, because I am a daughter and granddaughter of political exiles. My sisters and I learned to love our country from a distance, with our parents’ stories of cruel times, with music, and with the food and yerba that my grandmother would send us. Once in Paraguay, I finished high school. Today, I am a licensed architect, and a designer by choice, as it is my passion.
I started doing graphic design without knowing I was doing it. In college, I was part of an organization against the regime, and we needed to tell with pictures what we could not say out loud exposing our faces. I realized the value of good visual communication and of the outcomes you can obtain. Looking back, I now know those pieces were not very good, but they accomplished their shy goals and, thanks to them, I chose to follow the path of visual design and communication. I left architecture as a profession, but I am thankful to it for introducing me to the field of design from a wider perspective.
In 1989, after the fall of the dictatorship, I officially started doing graphic design, for environmental issues, ethnic awareness, children rights, and gender activism, among other causes. In 1998, I was selected as one of the 22 designers in the world to present their work in “Graphic designers around the world” during the “Month of graphic design in Echirolles”, in France.
I came back from Europe with connections to the international design world, with less fear, and with a stronger sense of responsibility. It was important that Paraguay had genuine and authentic design and also a space in the international design sphere.
I am consistently invited to take part in international events and award juries. My work has been exhibited in many countries and publications. I have the affection and respect of colleagues and clients in my country and abroad. I am happy with the choice I made.