Tatiana Gómez Gaggero
Lecturer in Art, Graphic Design
MFA, Rhode Island School of Design; BFA, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia
Tatiana Gómez Gaggero is a designer based in Providence, RI and Boston, MA. She collaborates with cultural and commercial clients on projects relating to language, art, design, exhibitions, publications, posters, and websites. She has worked with Stoltze Design, the RISD Museum, RISD Co-Works, and the Inter-american Development Bank.
She holds an MFA in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design and a BFA in Design from the Universidad de los Andes, in her native Bogotá. Before moving to the United States, she ran the graphic design studio Monograma for four years. She has taught and lectured at the Rhode Island School of Design and at Boston University.
Her graphic design practice is primarily driven by her interest in languages and linguistics. Her thesis Lingua Franca examines how graphic design and art are used as a common language between people who speak the same language, speak different languages, or have distinct cultural backgrounds. Understanding languages as living systems that are in constant movement and in direct relation with cultures, her research looks at graphic design as a platform for coding and decoding language, shaping and reshaping it.
Tatiana’s work has been honored by the Type Director’s Club and by the Society of Typographic Arts.