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Melanie Uribe

Waterbury CT, USA • Running for a three-year term

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I just recently found out about ATypl when a colleague forwarded the call for proposal for this year "around the world" virtual conference. I decided to submit an abstract and was very excited when my presentation got accepted. I have not seen another organization focusing on typography and the importance of sharing the knowledge and advances in the field with the world. 

As i grow my professional career and focus my personal research in different ways and methods to use type as a means for social change, i can't help but think that being involved with ATypl in a greater level would be a great opportunity to growing, learning and collaborate with other amazing designers around the world.

Melanie Uribe is a freelance Creative Director with an active client list and currently working in brand merchandise and game development for the NBA and Barcelona FC. She is also Assistant Professor at Southern Connecticut State University, where her research focuses on exploring the notion of exhibition space as a medium that facilitates effective communication, information flow, and the sharing of narratives that are both personal and universal about the complicated experiences of immigrants; voluntary or involuntary. 

In her personal practice, Melanie works at the intersection of graphic design, printmaking and book arts. She sees paper as an infinite field for visualization and creative thinking and a timeless material that can be used to design and create in contemporary ways. 

When not designing Melanie spends her free time taking workshops and learning new art techniques, volunteering with animal rescues and traveling. She is excited to bring her expertise to the creative community in Connecticut and help prepare students to be design leaders and active citizens in an increasingly diverse society.

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